Historical Fiction - Page 1
With the huge success of the BBC adaptation of The White Queen, Philippa Gregory's army of loyal fans will be eagerly awaiting The White Princess, the fifth novel in her bestselling Cousins' War series. The haunting story of White Queen Elizabeth Woodville's daughter Elizabeth of York, it tells how she is forced into a marriage with Henry VII and then has to face a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and white. Having to reconcile her slowly growing love for Henry VII with her loyalty to the House of York, she also has to choose between her mother's rebellion and husband's tyranny, as well as meeting the Pretender, who has a claim that will deny the House of Tudor itself...
The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper purports to be the confession of the world's most notorious serial killer, apparently written by James Carnac in the 1920s, but only recently discovered. Whether it actually is or not is up for the reader to judge, but it is an extraordinary memoir that appears to have inside knowledge of the Whitechapel murders of 1888 and gives a wealth of detail about Victorian London, as well as giving a credible motive for the murders. Either fiction or non, this is a fascinating piece of period writing that is a worthy addition to the Ripper cannon and is sure to inspire heated debates.
From Simon Scarrow - the author of the number one bestseller Centurion - and set during the Roman Empire, Praetorian tells how army veterans Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro face a race against time to save their lives, as they attempt to unmask the mastermind behind a shadowy Republican movement known as The Liberators. Irresistible reading for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden, Scarrow mixes history and fiction to create an exciting thriller full of treachery and Roman politics.
Rose Melikan's Mary Finch trilogy stars an irresistible heroine and the historical adventures are full of gripping, richly evocative drama. Also featuring wonderful supporting characters, thrilling plot twists and vivid period detail, the books find the beautiful, smart and courageous Mary dancing with danger as she pursues the truth about her uncle's death, attends meetings with elusive spymasters and takes on secret assignments. Set in the late 18th century, the three books are all compelling and brimming with both suspense and drama.
The Kingmaker's Daughter is the fourth novel in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War Series and features all the period detail, authoritative voice and immaculate research shown in The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers. Set against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, this wonderful hardback tells the riveting story of Anne Neville, the youngest daughter of the ruthless Earl of Warwick. Gripping and ultimately tragic, this is full of suspense and sure to delight any fan of historical fiction.
A favourite with Book People customers, this well-crafted trilogy brings together three of Edward Marston's Elizabethan mysteries, all based around an esteemed theatrical company. In the books, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective series offers plenty of murder and mayhem that is sure to delight his legion of fans. Set in the 1500s against the background of the Spanish Armada, the tales star Nicholas Bracewell, a resourceful manager who is unafraid to rise to the challenges that the fast-paced and danger-filled times throw at him.
Derek Robinson's brilliantly researched tales of the RAF's World War II campaign present a realistic, yet humorous, portrait of the men who performed their duty for their country in flying death traps. In the dark days of war, these men were fully aware that there was nothing else they could do while in these RAF planes except dig in and hang on. The trilogy of books featured here - Piece of Cake, A Clean Good Fight and Damned Good Show - include an emotional and convincing account of the Hornet Squadron's part in the Battle of Britain and they are all full of evocative detail and convincing dialogue. These are books that perfectly capture the sacrifices these men made, while also showing how they managed to keep their spirits up.