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The Once and Future Camelot

by Felicity Pulman

They would do anything to be reunited with those they love, even if it means traveling beyond the boundaries of the world as we know it.

Two women, living almost a thousand years apart, are experiencing the same...


Pirates of London Series 3 Book Box-Set

by Annabel Wolfe

BOOK 1: SATAN’S SLAVE

Sailing toward America, Lady Caroline Kendrick is awakened from a sound sleep to a commotion. She is hauled to the top deck where she finds herself immediately the prisoner of the infamous...


Golden Hill

by Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746.

One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith,...


Another Life for Women and Three Lamps: Novellas

by Su Tong

These two quirky novellas about small towns and their unusual inhabitants are surprisingly dark and funny.


China's Reform in the Next Ten Years

by Yilin Press

A collection of essays by leading Chinese political economists about the economic challenges facing China today and the reforms—to everything from financial institutions to urban housing policy—that will...


The Quest for Mary Magdalene

by Michael Haag

From Michael Haag, the international bestselling author of The Templars: The History & the Myth and The Tragedy of the Templars, comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures...


Enchanted Islands: A Novel

by Allison Amend

Inspired by the midcentury memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islands is the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an...


Marlene

by C. W. Gortner

A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich—from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios...


A Flower's Shade

by Ye Zhaoyan

A decadent family drama of incest, addiction, and crime, this seductive novel set in small towns south of the Yangtze River in the 1920s was the basis for the film Temptress Moon.


The Summer Guest

by Alison Anderson

What if Anton Chekhov, undisputed master of the short story, actually wrote a novel—and the manuscript  still existed? This tantalizing possibility drives The Summer Guest, a spellbinding narrative that draws...


The Sik and The Sword

by Ron Singerton

 A house in turmoil: a controlling father, an adulterous mother, and an angry son made reckless by a forbidden love. Young Gaius defies his father Toronius, fleeing with a slave girl whom he marries, only to...


Summary of The Light Between Oceans: by M. L. Stedman | Includes Analysis

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The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman | Summary & Analysis

 

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a novel that chronicles the lives of

a couple and the baby they adopt. The couple, Tom...


Summary of The Nightingale: by Kristin Hannah | Includes Analysis

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The Nightingale is a historical novel by writer Kristin Hannah. It tells the story of two French sisters, Vianne

Mauriac and Isabelle Rossignol, during the German occupation...


Summary of The Boston Girl: by Anita Diamant | Includes Analysis

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The Boston Girl is a novel by award winning writer, Anita Diamant. In this novel, Addie Baum is being interviewed by her granddaughter,...


War Orphans

by Lizzie Lane

If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency. If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed."

Joanna Ryan’s...


The Gate of Dawn

by M J Neary

Welcome to 1880s Vilnius, a volatile Northeastern metropolis where Balts, Germans, Poles, Russians, and Jews compete for a place in the sun. After sustaining fatal burns in a fire instigated by his rivals, textile...


Summary of In the Unlikely Event: by Judy Blume | Includes Analysis

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In the Unlikely Event is a fictional account of a real series of plane crashes that

took place between December 1951 and August...


The Count of Monte Cristo (Complete Edition)

by Alexandre Dumas

This vintage book contains one of Alexandre Dumas's most famous works, 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Set in early 19th century France during the time of the Bourbon Restoration, it tells the story one man's escape...


With Fire and Sword - An Historical Novel of Poland and Russia

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

This vintage book contains Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1884 historical novel, "With Fire and Sword". It is set in the seventeenth century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of the Khmelnytsky Uprising, and...


The Deluge - Vol. I. - An Historical Novel Of Poland, Sweden And Russia

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

This vintage book contains the first volume of Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1893 historical novel, "The Deluge". Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (1846 - 1916) was a Polish novelist, journalist, and Nobel Prize...