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John Pond of Oaks

by Nev Ollis

Synopsis:

John Pond of Oaks is an inspiring novel about John Pond, an English school-teaching parson, who settles in Australia during the rich historic era of 1856 to 1868.

The story follows a dozen years...


The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

by Antonio Tabucchi & J. C. Patrick

A literary thriller of heroin rings and headless bodies uncovers social ills and corruption in modern day Portugal, whileas in all of Tabucchi's workblurring genre boundaries.Antonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier...


Flashman and the Dragon

Flashman Papers #8

by GeorgeMacDonald Fraser

It is 1860, and while China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hack their way to the heart of the Forbidden City, Flash Harry hoodwinks them all.


The People of the Sky

by Walton Golightly

1828. King Shaka has survived an assassination attempt. Important trade routes have been secured. Yet all is far from calm in the Zulu Empire...

The bulk of Shaka's army toils in the diseased swamps of Mozambique;...


Flashman at the Charge

Flashman Papers #4

by GeorgeMacDonald Fraser

The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the FLASHMAN series, comprising FLASHMAN, ROYAL FLASH and FLASH FOR FREEDOM, which explores...


Grass Is Singing

by Doris Lessing

Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent...


The Barbed Crown

Ethan Gage #6

by William Dietrich

In this latest adventure by New York Times bestselling author William Dietrich, Ethan Gage is out to foil Napoleon's coronation as emperor, play double agent between France and England, and turn the tide of...


Blood Between Queens

Thornleigh #5

by Barbara Kyle

"Riveting, adventurous. . .superb!" --Historical Novel Society

Following her perilous fall from a throne she'd scarcely owned to begin with, Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled to England, hoping her cousin, Queen...


The House of Trembling Leaves

by Julian Lees

In 1936 Malaysia, Lu See is ordered to marry a fat, one-eyed banker


The Serpent of the Valois

by Peter Mowbray

It is the year 1589, and on a cold and wet January evening, Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother of France, lies close to death. For the people of this war torn country her demise will be welcome news. This is...


The Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof

by Libby Dineley

When governess Anna Arbuthnot arrives at Ridley Hall, she finds a house in deep mourning. Lyndon Wilder, oldest and most beloved son of Lord and Lady Charles has been killed in the Napoleonic Wars, leaving behind...


Song of Duiske

by John A. Ryan

In south Kilkenny, where Duiske stream joins the river Barrow at Graiguenamanagh, lies one of Ireland's many Norman-Cistercian abbeys. Song of Duiske is a novella set amongst this monastic community in the year...


The Admirals' Game

by David Donachie

1794. Lieutenant John Pearce, recently returned from the Atlantic, is caught between the constant feuding of two senior admirals. One puts him in a position of maximum danger while another asks him to undertake...


One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix, a Novel

by Jane Kirkpatrick

One dedicated woman...giving voice to the suffering of many

 

Born to an unavailable mother and an abusive father, Dorothea Dix longs simply to protect and care for her younger brothers, Charles and Joseph....


Godiva

by Nicole Galland

From the author of The Fool's Tale comes a brilliantly crafted retelling of the legend of Lady Godiva

According to legend, Lady Godiva lifted the unfair taxation of her people by her husband, Leofric, Earl of...


The Keeper of Secrets

by Julie Thomas

A priceless violin. A family torn apart.

A decision that could change everything.

Berlin, 1939. Fourteen-year-old Simon Horowitz is awash in a world of music. His family owns a superb collection of instruments...


City of Hope

Ellis Island #2

by Kate Kerrigan

The heartrending and inspiring sequel to Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan's City of Hope is an uplifting story of a woman truly ahead of her time

When her beloved husband suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to...


Swimming in the Moon

by Pamela Schoenewaldt

A new historical novel from Pamela Schoenewaldt, the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers.

Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa...


The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman

by Sena Jeter Naslund

"Is it a crime to live? To create happiness for yourself through your own work?"

How do writers and painters get their ideas? And what are the hard realities of such seemingly glamorous and romantic lives? In...


The Illusion of Separateness

by Simon Van Booy

The characters in Simon Van Booy's The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in...