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  • Imperiumby Robert Harris

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    Ancient Rome is the setting for the stunning new novel from Robert Harris, the number one bestselling author of Fatherland , Enigma , Archangel and Pompeii . When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel... more...

  • For Valourby Douglas Reeman

    Random House 2008; US$ 12.68

    Commander Graham Martineau was awarded the Victoria Cross for pressing home an attack against impossible odds. Few survived, and crimson ribbon remains a haunting symbol of the sacrifice of ship and men. Now, as captain of the crack Tribal Class destroyer H.M.S. Hakka , Martineau must once again call from ordinary seamen the ultimate in courage,... more...

  • 1916by Morgan Llywelyn

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 14.39

    At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents--and almost his own life--when the Titanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and... more...

  • Sea of Poppiesby Amitav Ghosh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 18.99

    At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis . Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse... more...

  • The Memoirs of Cleopatraby Margaret George

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this luch, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayl, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius... more...

  • The Power of Oneby Bryce Courtenay

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language?English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color?black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive?he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would... more...

  • The Prince of Darknessby Jean Plaidy

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    The fourth book in Jean Plaidy's epic Plantagenet series. The untimely death of Richard the Lionheart left his nephew Arthur and his younger brother John in contest for the throne of England. Reluctantly the barons chose John, and so began years of rule by a ruthless and greedy tyrant. Yet despite his reputation, John, still manages to seduce the... more...

  • Poseidon's Goldby Lindsey Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. Rome AD 72. Marcus Didius Falco returns home from a six-month mission to the German legions. But trouble is in store for him: his apartment has been wrecked by squatters and an ex-legionary friend of his colourfully heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him... more...

  • Last Act In Palmyraby Lindsey Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. The spirit of adventure callls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He's picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the Chief Spy Anacrites... more...

  • The Dovekeepersby Alice Hoffman

    Scribner 2011; US$ 7.99

    The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman?s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel: ?striking?.Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose? ( Entertainment Weekly ). Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada,... more...