English Historical Fiction
The Paying Guests
Paperback ISBN: 1594633924
Forced to take in lodgers in economically challenged 1922 South London, widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter find their lives profoundly and disturbingly changed by the arrival of a modern young couple. By the best-selling author of The Little Stranger and Fingersmith. Online reading-group guide. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Gillespie and I
Paperback ISBN: 0062103202
Taking readers back in time to 1888 Glasgow during the world-famous International Exhibition, elderly Harriet Baxter reminisces about her friendship with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who took his own life at the age of 36, never having achieved the fame and recognition she believes he deserved. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Paperback ISBN: 0812976363
Dispatched to the influential Japanese port of Dejima in 1799, ambitious clerk Jacob de Zoet resolves to earn enough money to deserve his wealthy fiancâee, an effort that is challenged by his relationship with the midwife daughter of a samurai.
Paperback ISBN: 0062306847
Engaging a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her home, Nella, the wife of a merchant in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.