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    HMAN

    Hilary Mantel Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Hilary Mantel

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    After winning the Man Booker Prize for both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel has established herself as one of the great historical fiction writers and this collection not only includes those first two books from the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, but also four of her finest other novels!

    Sure to keep any fiction fan engrossed and captivated throughout, this really is a collection to be treasured. A Place Of Greater Safety is an epic tale that takes place during the French Revolution, Beyond Black is full of dark humour as it follows a psychic and the impish secrets she summons, while The Giant, O'Brien tells the story of the legendary Charles Byrne and the surgeon who wants his bones. A Change of Climate finds a family seeking refuge after an African Sojourn takes a turn for the worse.

    Detailed story lines, unforgettable characters and riveting twists can be found throughout this collection from the award-winning Hilary Mantel.

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    The King's Curse (Hardback)

    Philippa Gregory

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    Author of the Cousins' War series (which inspired the hit BBC drama The White Queen) and the internationally bestselling The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory's fast-paced and engrossing novels need no introduction. In The King's Curse, her riveting story of Margaret Pole cements her place as the queen of historical fiction.

    Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is one of the few surviving members of the Plantagent dynasty after the Wars of the Roses; once proudly carrying her name aloft, she is now the lone bearer of the most-dangerous name in the England...

    Vivid and riveting, this Philippa Gregory book is sure to appeal to fans of 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl film adaptation starred Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Jim Sturgess and Eric Bana, and those who love well-researched, engrossing historical page-turners.
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    David Downing Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    David Downing

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    Fizzing with suspense from the first page to the last, our David Downing Collection is an outstanding set of three post-war fiction books following the exploits of British spy John Russell.

    Fast forward four years since Russell left his son, Paul, and lover Effi Koenen in volatile Berlin: Potsdam Station sees Russell return to Germany to find out if they're alive and to protect them from the advancing Red Army. But his plan is faltered by the Soviets, who find a use for him that has him parachuting into Berlin behind the German lines. Forced into becoming a double agent for the Soviets in Lehrter Station and embarking on the most dangerous task of his life in Masaryk Station, our David Downing Collection is convincing, compelling and captivating - just perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Robert Harris.

    This book contains books 3-6 of the John Russell Station series.

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    Victoria Hislop Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Victoria Hislop

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    Perfect for fans of Victoria Hislop, Virginia Woolf and Alice Munro, our The Story Collection - personally chosen by Victoria Hislop herself - is the perfect selection of short stories about the lives of women.

    Featuring no less than two centuries' worth of stunning short fiction from the world's most prolific writers, the stories of Life, Loss and Love make this a collection for every occasion.

    A passionate ambassador and champion for short stories, the pieces chosen by Victoria Hislop make this three-book collection a real treasure chest of treats for fans of short fiction.

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    QSER

    Quinton Series Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    JD Davies

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    Set in the 17th century, J. D. Davies' Quinton series finds England in an unsettled period of transition. Cromwell is dead and England's king has been restored... Yet rumours of treason in the Scottish Isles abound - enter Matthew Quinton, an inexperienced but loyal 22-year-old sea captain.

    Hailing from a family of staunch loyalists, Quinton's first command was lost at sea and he only barely survived. This time around, he is determined to complete his mission with no losses. Vital to this mission is young mariner Kit Farrell, who has promised to teach him how to master the sea in return for Quinton teaching him how to read and write. But the duo face many obstacles as they embark, not least a resentful Cornish crew, a suspicion of murder and a feeling that treason may be closer to home than anyone thought...

    Written by a respected historian, this is a swashbuckling adventure series for fans of Conn Iggulden, Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester.

    Please note this collection contains books 1 to 3 in J. D. Davies' Quinton series.

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    Queen Elizabeth Trilogy - 3 Books (Collection)

    Margaret Irwin

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    Growing up in the shadow of her late, iconic mother Anne Boleyn, Princess Elizabeth knows to watch out for the political games that are played out around her. After the passing of her distant father Henry VIII, Elizabeth sets up home with his last wife Katherine Parr and finds herself in a dangerous situation. Katherine's new husband Tom Seymour has taken a shine to her Elizabeth... The captivating story of a young Queen-to-be's adolescence, this trilogy includes Young Bess, Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain and Elizabeth, Captive Princess. A highly regarded writer, Margaret Irwin's compelling books will satisfy any fan of historical fiction.
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    David Donachie Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    David Donachie

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    Three novels written by the Scottish historical author David Donachie, all featuring the unforgettable character John Pearce. By The Mast Divided sees young firebrand Pearce illegally press-ganged on to a brutal life aboard the HMS Brilliant in 1793. He becomes the leader of an exclusive gun crew as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel during an action-packed two weeks. A Shot Rolling Ship finds Pearce pressed into the navy for the second time in a month, this time working aboard the HMS Griffin, a slow and over-crowded ship that sails the Channel in search of French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping. But Pearce has to save his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris and to do that, he must somehow leave the ship...An Awkward Commision sees Pearce having to take ship and follow fellow Pelicans who have been shipped off to the Mediterranean. As he arrives at the port of Toulon, the tension between crews and captains intensifies and comes to a brilliant head when the HMS Brilliant is detached from the fleet and heads for North Africa, under the orders of Captain Horation Nelson. Three action-packed reads!

    Please note after feedback from customers these books have now been reprinted with larger text.

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    EMAR

    Edward Marston Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Edward Marston

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    From Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective and Domesday series, this set contains three enthralling historical adventures set in early 1700s France. Vividly detailed, follow soldier of fortune Captain Daniel Fawson as he faces three deadly battles against a backdrop of espionage, treachery and dastardly politics. Historical fiction that is full of adventure.

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    GHEY

    Georgette Heyer Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Georgette Heyer

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    Georgette Heyer, one of the finest historical fiction authors of all time, transports you back to Regency England with this six-book collection of romantic novels.

    Beautifully repackaged with stunning new jackets, the collection includes Faro's Daughter, Frederica, The Convenient Marriage, Regency Buck, Friday's Child and The Grand Sophy. Every book contains memorable characters, sumptuous period detail and are full of wit that brings the era to life.

    From unlikely relationships to class wars and family failures, these books are sure to appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory, Mary Balogh and Loretta Chase.

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    Bernard Knight Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Bernard Knight

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    It is November 1194 and Richard the Lionheart appoints Sir John de Wolfe, an ex-crusader, as the first coroner for the county of Devon. The coroner is sent to a lonely moorland village to hold an inquest on an unidentified body but he quickly finds that his new appointment might not be as straightforward as he first thought - particularly when his own brother-in-law seems intent on thwarting the investigation...

    Full of twists and turns, these brilliantly realised murder mysteries, set against a wonderfully accurate historical backdrop, come from Bernard Knight, a talented writer whose 40-year career as a Home Office pathologist and Professor of Forensic Pathology lends real authenticity to the gripping tales.

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    The Care and Management of Lies (Hardback)

    Jacqueline Winspear

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    Written by the bestselling author of the brilliant Maisie Dobbs mysteries, Jacqueline Winspear's The Care and Management of Lies is a stunning and heartbreaking tale of human spirit from the trenches of France to the fields of England.

    It's 1914, and the ties between childhood friends Kezia and Thea are becoming more strained by the day; Thea's passionate advocation for women's rights leads her reluctantly into battle and with Tom, Kezia's future husband and Thea's brother, enlisting to fight for his country, Kezia is made responsible for the running of the family farm. Each now must find their own way of enduring the turmoil of war...

    Evocative, heartfelt and and engaging, Jacqueline Winspear has created yet another charming novel where the characters appear to leap from the page and into the hearts of readers.
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    LEND

    Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Len Deighton

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    Heralded as 'a master of fictional espionage', our Len Deighton Collection contains six suspenseful books from the bestselling Harry Palmer (which was made into a classic movie starring Michael Caine) and Bomber author.

    From hunting a spy on the streets of Cairo in City of Gold, to the occupation of Britain by the Nazis in SS-GB, Deighton paints a vivid picture of life lived at the extreme - full of suspense, intrigue and explosive pace.

    Comprised of intricate plots, compelling characters and brilliantly drawn backgrounds, Len Deighton is a special talent whose tales will fascinate every reader. Completely unputdownable!

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    Jack Higgins Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jack Higgins

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    From the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling thriller The Eagle Has Landed, the Book People are pleased to introduce this fantastically gripping set of 12 books from Jack Higgins - a true master of tension.

    Containing masterful tales of intrigue, suspense and full-blown action, Higgins cleverly crafts uncertainty into every chapter - leaving you yearning for more. Featuring assassins, IRA members, Nazis, al-Qaeda killers and many more than we can mention, this high-octane set of sensational Jack Higgins books is sure to appeal to fans of Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Len Deighton and Clive Cussler books. Simply unputdownable!

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    FAYW

    Fay Weldon Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Fay Weldon

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    Meet Countess Isobel, the wife of the bankrupt Earl of Dilberne, in this set of three fantastic turn-of-the-century romps written by Weekend author Fay Weldon.

    Penned the Love & Inheritance Trilogy, Isobel thinks she has found a solution to the family's financial hardship by marrying off their handsome son to the heiress of a Chicago businessman's fortune in Habits of the House; gets caught up in the preparations for Edward VII's coronation in Long Live the King; and prepares her home to entertain royalty in The New Countess. Unfortunately for this aristocratic Edwardian, things do not go as smoothly as she would hope.

    Stylish, intelligent and full of witty social observations with an ironic twinkle, Upstairs, Downstairs meets Downton Abbey in the brilliant historical fiction books in our Fay Weldon Collection.

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    The Book People's customers have been entertained by M. C. Beaton's murder mystery novels for many years and have grown to love the likes of Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin. In this collection, she turns her attention to regency romance.

    Told with her trademark wit and candour, scandal and intrigue follow the Beverley family around after their father loses their fortune, including their family mansion Mannerling. The eldest daughter, Isabella, is chosen to court the bachelor who won the house, but Irish rake Lord Fitzpatrick is also determined to win her affections...

    Please note this collection contains books 1 to 6 in the Daughters of Mannerling series.

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    Blood & Beauty (Paperback)

    Sarah Dunant

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    By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched only by its brutality and corruption. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy, he is defined not just by his wealth, charisma and power, but by his blood: a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If he is to succeed, he must use his Machiavellian son and innocent daughter. Stripping away the myths around the Borgias, Blood & Beauty breathes life into the astonishing family of Alexander VI and celebrates the raw power of history itself: compelling, complex, and relentless.
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    Tasha Alexander Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Tasha Alexander

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    From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander, the Lady Emily set introduces fans of M.C. Beaton and Carola Dunn to Victorian London's most colourful and unsuspecting sleuth - Lady Emily Ashton.

    Brimming with both historical texture, emotional depth and the perfect balance of climaxing cliffhangers and clever quips, stolen antiquities, betrayal and murder mysteries are just some of the fascinating high society secrets uncovered by this lady of leisure.

    Enchanting readers since their first publication in 2005, we are pleased to present this exclusive set of books one to three in the Lady Emily series - witty, creative and most importantly, thoroughly enjoyable!

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    Small Change Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Jo Walton

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    Jo Walton is an award-winning author whose Small Change trilogy is a gripping and addictive tale of life set in an alternative history following the Second World War. Farthing tells how The Farthing set overthrew Churchill and negotiated a peace with Hitler. While gathering for a weekend retreat, they are joined by the estranged scion Lucy Kahn, who can't understand why she and her husband's presence was so forcefully requested, When Sir James Thirkie is murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest, Lucy realises her Jewish husband is about to be framed for a crime he didn't commit... Ha'Penny and Half a Crown continue this alternate timeline of post-war Britain with more dark twists and turns.
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    Spare Brides (Hardback)

    Adele Parks

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    Book People favourite Adele Parks has always specialised in bringing beautifully heartfelt and emotional stories to fans of contemporary romantic fiction and Spare Brides is no exception. It tells the heart-wrenching story of four damaged and beautiful women who were left to pick up the pieces of their lives in the era following the First World War.

    With so many men lost at war, it seems only wealth and beauty will secure women a husband from those men who returned, but Beatrice, tired and lonely, has neither. Ava does but is not interested in marriage, while Sarah is still grieving for her husband who she lost at war. Lydia, meanwhile should be grateful her husband's desk job kept him safe, but she thinks of him as a coward. A chance encounter between these women changes their lives forever...
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    QFKS

    The Queen of Four Kingdoms (Hardback)

    HRH Princess Michael of Kent

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    This is a special signed edition of The Queen of Four Kingdoms. order today to avoid disappointment!

    Written by Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent and perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen and other fictional historical epics, The Queen of Four Kingdoms is a tantalising read about a feisty heroine - Yolande of Aragon.

    With its unique insider's perspective, the vast and sweeping epic covers a riveting period of European history in which France became a unified nation. At the age of just 19, Yolande of Aragon is sent away from everything she knows to marry the Duke of Anjou, King Charles VI's first cousin as part of a politically arranged marriage... The couple soon fall in love, but as Louis spends more time in Italy to claim the Kingdom of Naples, Yolande is left alone with their six children to govern their lands. Through charm, intelligence and clever use of spies, she soon becomes the saviour of not just her kingdom, but also the whole of France...
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    EMNB

    Nicholas Bracewell Set - 3 Books (Collection)

    Edward Marston

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    These three Elizabethan mysteries from Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective series, follow the life of Nicholas Bracewell as he attempts to solve a number of 'whodunit?' mysteries.

    Full of murder, mystery and mayhem, the wild romps are steeped in authentic Elizabethan detail and are near-impossible to put down!

    Please note that these are books 7, 8 and 9 in the Nicholas Bracewell series.
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    ROEM

    Rome Trilogy - 3 Books (Collection)

    M.C. Scott

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    M.C. Scott's Rome books brilliantly bring to life a fascinating and popular historical era. The three novels included in this collection are all extremely gripping and capture the passion, tension and intrigue of the time. The Emperor's Spy finds a mysterious prophecy foretelling that Rome will burn, and only one man can save it, while in The Coming of the King Sebastos Pantera, known to his enemies as the Leopard, must find the most dangerous man in the empire and bring him to justice. The Eagle of the Twelfth tells the story of Demalion and his legionnaires as they go undercover into Jerusalem to recover their pride... Likely to appeal to fans of Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden, this exciting and captivating historical fiction set is sure to keep you hooked!
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    Dominion (Hardback)

    C. J. Sansom

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    It's 1952 and Britain has been under Nazi rule for 12 years. The press, radio and television are controlled, the police are violent and corrupt and British Jews face ever greater constraints... But defiance is growing, with Winston Churchill's Resistance organisation becoming increasingly powerful. In Birmingham, incarcerated scientist Frank Muncaster may be privy to a secret that could change the balance of the world struggle forever more. Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, acting as a spy for the Resistance, is tasked with rescuing Frank and getting him out of the country. Before long, the duo will find themselves fugitives in the midst of London's Great Smog.

    From C.J. Sansom, the creator of the bestselling Shardlake series, Dominion is a gripping spy thriller set in an alternative 1950s Britain.
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    EMEZ

    Elizbethan Mystery Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Edward Marston

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    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.