The second installment of the thrilling maritime adventure; two mighty empires battle each other for control of the high seas.
The international prize-winning bestseller, from a hugely popular writer dubbed le chouchou des libraires ('the darling of the booksellers') by the French press: 'A magnificent fable about the blindness of war' - Elle The King peered along the avenues, waiting to see the procession of gifts arriving. But it was not a pro... read more
As the 19th century opens, few believe in magic. But Mr Norrell makes his abilities known, is called to help the Government against Napoleon and, with a brilliant young magician called Jonathan Strange, dazzles England. Then the talented twosome become rivals... "There is nothing in Tolkien, Mervyn Peake, or any of their p... read more
It is May 1918, war is sweeping Europe, and a group of boys await graduation in their near-deserted town. Drawn close by an unspoken fear of leaving home to fight, they retreat into a clandestine world of codes, hideaways and fierce invention - until one day a stranger enters their lives and their secret is exposed. From the ... read more
The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called 'the Devil's Cub'. But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. Any only by daring to impersonate her can Mary sa... read more
Bestselling novelist Margaret George here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern. A war, which lasted for 10 years, was fought over her and nearly all the stories of the heroic age were bound into her story ÃÂÃÂ¢&A... read more
* A stunning historical novel in the bestselling tradition of Isabel Allende and Umberto Eco * An extraordinary recreation of the human drama behind one of the defining moments of western culture Book Information: Venice, 1468. Sosia Simeon, a free spirit with a strange predilection for books and Venetians is makin... read more
The epic tale of love and adventure which captured the hearts and minds of readers all over the world first in INTO THE WILDERNESS and then in DAWN ON A DISTANT SHORE continues a LAKE IN THE CLOUDS picks up the story of the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel, known by the Mohawk as 'Between-Two-Lives', ... read more
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle finalist: an epic of slavery that explores the moral devastation suffered by those involved with the estate of Henry Townsend, a former slave who finds himself in the unusual position of being a slave-owner. In one of the most acclaimed ... read more
Hector Lynch's tumultuous journey continues in this second rip-roaring seafaring adventure by one of Britain's bestselling historical fiction writers.Sailing across the Caribbean, Hector Lynch falls into the hands of the notorious buccaneer, Captain John Coxon. Hector's two friends, Dan and Jacques, are released when Coxon mi... read more
Flames and funerals, circus feats and seduction, neighbours and nakedness: Tracy Chevalier's Burning Bright sparkles with historical drama. London 1792. The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. They are leaving behind a terrible loss, a blow that only a completely new life ma... read more
A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seasi... read more
The story goes global with this brilliant follow-up to ROMANITAS ...
There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name?In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Gen... read more
Naples, September 1943. The war in Europe is almost won. Italy is leaderless; Mussolini already arrested by anti-fascists. The city has been evacuated, but the German army is moving towards Naples to finish the job. Their chilling instructions are: if the city can't belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one.Orphaned or hidde... read more
By the time the 16th century was drawing to a close in the Portuguese colony of Goa, the Inquisition was making admirable progress in its mission to convert all 'sorcerers' - whether native Hindus or immigrant Jews - to Christianity. A progress helped, no doubt, by the availability of alternatives: those who refused to betray... read more
An ancient evil threatens the Elves and the Races of Man. The Ellcrys, the tree of long-lost Elven magic, is dying, unravelling the spell of Forbidding that locks the hordes of Demons away from the world. Already the fearsome Reaper is free. Only by quickening a new seed in the mysterious Bloodfire can the Ellcrys be reborn a... read more
Combining the historical detail of Sarum with the spellbinding narrative of The Other Boleyn Girl, here is a captivating debut tale of loyalty, politics, love, and betrayal set in the wilds of 12th-century Wales.Wales, 1198, a time of treachery, passion, and uncertainty. King Maelgwyn ap Cadwallon, known as 'Noble', struggles... read more
A gorgeously written, The English Patient-style novel about the real-life romance between the war photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War.
Love, war and photography marked their lives. They were young, anti-Fascist, good-looking, and nonconformist. They had everything in life, and they put ... read more
August, 1943: In his short time as a spy with the Office of Strategic Services, young Cletus Frade has faced many unlikely situations - but nothing like his new assignment. Having helped Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Frogger escape a Mississippi P.O.W. camp, he must now get the defiant German to turn against his country.