English Historical Fiction
The Stranger's Child
Paperback ISBN: 0307474348
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family's home outside London. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them.
Once Upon a River
Hardcover ISBN: 0743298071
When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her in the new novel from the best-selling author of The Thirteenth Tale. 250,000 first printing.
Hardcover ISBN: 1623160863
As Soviet forces advance against the German army in 1944, two Russian soldiers discover a priceless icon last seen in the grasp of Rasputin in a German church crypt, and Stalin calls upon Inspector Pekkala to unravel the mystery of the icon's past.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Hardcover ISBN: 1492657964
The Rules of BlackheathEvelyn Castle will be murdered at 11:00 pm. There are eight days, and eight witnesses, for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin . . . *** Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others... The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.
Hardcover ISBN: 0385537727
Ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races through Blitz-torn London to save lives while reflecting on how the war has shattered the dreams and bonds of her generation, a situation that leads to confrontations with a profit-mongering spirit medium and an impossible choice.
Paperback ISBN: 0061969710
Bringing to life the violence, action and heroism of the battlefield, this brilliant recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 follows a severely outnumbered English army as they, through the ingenious planning of Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French and captured the Poiters and French King John II. 150,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0061578908
A tale inspired by the legendary battle of Agincourt finds the "band of brothers" rallying against disease, hunger and formidable weather around longbowman Nicholas Hook, who in spite of his outlaw status fights for his country and the woman he loves. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. A best-selling novel.
The Amber Keeper
Paperback ISBN: 1477826157
After her mother’s suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child—and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy. Determined to uncover her mother’s past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution. As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create. Set against the backdrops of the English Lake District in the 1960s and the upheavals of revolutionary Russia,The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.