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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading...


Marie and Mary

by Nigel Tranter

Marie de Guise ruled Scotland alone after the death of her husband James V. She foiled Henry Tudor of England's plans to marry her baby daughter to his son Edward and unite the two thrones under English rule...


The Islesman

by Nigel Tranter

This is the story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, grandson of the great Angus Mor, direct descendant and successor of Somerled himself.

The semi-independent prince of the Hebrides and much of the West...


Painted in Blood

by Pip Vaughan-Hughes

1242 AD and Europe is in flames once more. The King of France, Louis, has decided to stamp out the heretic faith of the Cathars once and for all. The trouble is that Petroc and his mentor, Captain de Montalhac...


The Life That Jack Built: Secrets of a School Teacher

by John Butler

It is the early 1940s; Jack is a young man leaving university at odds with himself. Set aside from his peers fighting in the Second World War he tries to make a career in banking but finding himself a square...


The Vault Of Bones

by Pip Vaughan-Hughes

In the darkness of 13th Century Europe, the most precious treasures of the Christian world lie in a small church in the great ruined city of Constantinople: the crown of thorns, the spear that pierced Jesus'...


Relics

by Pip Vaughan-Hughes

England, 1235, and Brother Petroc is living a simple life as a novice monk. Struggling to keep his soul fairly clean and worrying most about resisting the local girls, he inadvertently stumbles headlong into...


Lion Let Loose

by Nigel Tranter

James the First of Scots was an extraordinary man: poet, thinker warrior, athlete and statesman. And prisoner - for he was held captive for almost half his adult life. He possessed that fatal Stewart capacity...


The Admiral

by Nigel Tranter

A humble laird from Largoshire, Andrew Wood's determination to avenge his father's murder by English pirates, led to his national renown as a pirate-slayer. This brought him to the attention of King James III,...


The Judas Blade

by John Pilkington

In the second mystery featuring actress Betsy Brand, she leaves London and begins a new and dangerous venture as a spy for her country

In autumn 1671, war looms with Holland, while discontent grows with England’s...


Memoirs of an Anti-Semite

by Gregor Von Rezzori, Joachim Neugroschel & Deborah Eisenberg

The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In...


A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees

by Clare Dudman

A commentary on an oppressive colonial system that people fled from in order to start a new life, this historical novel examines the hardships suffered by Welsh colonists who settled in Patagonia. Following...


The Richest Hill on Earth

by Richard S. Wheeler

In this captivating historical novel, six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler turns his storyteller’s eye to a clash of towering ambitions in the American West, when the Copper Kings of Butte, Montana,...


Austerlitz

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2001

by W.G. Sebald & James Wood

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central...


The Unexpected Miss Bennet

by Patrice Sarath

Pride and Prejudice's Mary Bennet gets her own story...

The third of five daughters, Miss Mary Bennet is a rather unremarkable girl. With her countenance being somewhere between plain and pretty and in possession...


Treason's Harbour (Vol. Book 9)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

by Patrick O'brian

"The finest writer of sea-stories in the English language."—J. de Courcy Ireland All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous,...


The Surgeon's Mate (Vol. Book 7)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

by Patrick O'brian

"Vividly detailed 19th-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O'Brian's nautical adventure a splendid treat."—Publishers Weekly Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are...


The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

by Patrick O'brian

"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish Times Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent...


The Ionian Mission (Vol. Book 8)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

by Patrick O'brian

"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn."—Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans...


Desolation Island (Vol. Book 5)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

by Patrick O'brian

"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned...