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Hilary Mantel Collection - 6 Books (Collection)HMAN
Hilary Mantel Collection - 6 Books (Collection)
Unbeatable value - six stunning works of historical fiction from the incomparable, two-time Man Booker Prize-winning Hilary Mantel. A superb, bookcase-bettering set of paperback books!
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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 of modern times and this collection not only includes those first two books from the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, but also four of her finest (and our favourite) 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 a dark-humoured tale 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. Any fan of fiction, or literature in general, should own this outstanding set of titles - especially as you'll be saving over £33 on the RRP if you bought them separately!
India Black Collection - 3 Books (Collection)INDB
India Black Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
Carol K Carr
Become acquainted with India Black, the Madam of Espionage, in this three-book collection of Victorian crime capers!
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Written by Carol K. Carr, you'll be thoroughly entertained as you follow the amusing murder mysteries. The first self-titled novel to star India Black finds India keeping her tarts in line and avoiding the police, but when Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies of a heart attack while visiting her brothel, the madam finds herself thrust into a deadly game of blackmail and deceit between British and Russian agents...
India Black and the Widow of Windsor finds the Queen under threat from assassination, while India Black and the Gentleman Thief has India's double life of operating a brothel and running espionage in considerable danger of unravelling...
Witty, addictive and full of surprises, the India Black series is historical crime fiction at its finest!
Please note, this collection contains books 1, 2 and 4 of the Madam of Espionage series.
The Miniaturist (Hardback)AKHVE
The Miniaturist (Hardback)
There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed ...On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways ...Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
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Professor Moriarty Collection - 3 Books (Collection)MORI
Professor Moriarty Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
You know Professor James Moriarty from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes stories, but in this three-book set Michael Kurland gives a fascinating insight into the mind of Sherlock's arch-nemesis!
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Including the brand-new novel Who Thinks Evil, the books are full of the kind of twists that would not be out of place in a contemporary spy thriller. Described as the 'Napoleon of Crime', among the cases Moriarty has to solve are that of a killer slitting the throats of England's aristocracy and a search for a missing prince...
A new take on a famous character, these books are sure to delight not only fans of Sherlock Holmes, but also those who like quirky and cosy crime stories.
Please note this collection includes books 1, 2 and 5 in Michael Kurland's Professor Moriarty series.
Miss Carter's War (Hardback)MSCW
Miss Carter's War (Hardback)
A stunning debut novel from the iconic actress and bestselling author of The Two of Us, Sheila Hancock, Miss Carter's War tells the story of one incredible woman on a mission to fight social injustice, prevent war and educate young girls.
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Britain, 1948. Against the backdrop of a nation struggling to recover from World War II, half French-half English Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and is working for the SOE. Leaving her lover and friends behind, Carter returns to England to earn a degree from Cambridge and begins a life as a teacher at a girls' grammar school.
A novel of love, war, change and enlightenment, Miss Carter's War presents to readers a powerful portrait of Britain through the life of one amazing woman!
Iain Gale Collection - 3 Books (Collection)IGAL
Iain Gale Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
A hugely vivid series that finely combines action and intrigue, the Book People's Iain Gale Collection is a set of brilliantly old-fashioned tales of military strategy and valour, starring a hero who is both colourful and powerful - Jack Steel.
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In Man of Honour, fresh from victory over Louis XIV's France, Jack Steel, Lieutenant of the finest infantry in Queen Anne's army, must lead his men through the battle for Blenheim to collect a letter whose controversial contents could destroy the Duke of Marlborough. Rules of War follows Jack as he is sent undercover to discover and deal with national traitors, while Brothers in Arms sees Jack promoted to captain as his Grenadier troops are ambushed by the French cavalry.
Sure to appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe - which was dramatised for television and starred Game of Thrones' and Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean - and Patrick O'Brian books, our three-book Iain Gale Collection is a powerful and stunning series of historical adventures - a treat for every history buff.
Please note, this collection contains books 1, 2 and 3 of Iain Gale's Jack Steel series.
Jean Plaidy Collection - 12 Books (Collection)JNPY
Jean Plaidy Collection - 12 Books (Collection)
Jean Plaidy's epic and unforgettable historical novels set during the times of England's most tumultuous Tudor years display a skillful blend of superb storytelling and intricate historical detail.
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Likely to appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel, this 12-book collection includes incredible novels such as Defenders of the Faith, which tells the story of the dark days in England as the Tudor succession hung in the balance, Royal Road to Fotheringay, the tale of Mary Stuart's turbulent years before her 19-year imprisonment, and novels from the ever-popular Tudor Saga series, full of full-blooded drama and excitement with Henry VIII at their heart.
Compelling and full of meticulous attention to detail, this powerful collection is completely unputdownable.
Georgette Heyer Collection - 6 Books (Collection)GHEY
Georgette Heyer Collection - 6 Books (Collection)
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.
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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.
The Fortune Hunter (Paperback)AKTQA
The Fortune Hunter (Paperback)
Best-known for the wonderful My Last Duchess, Daisy Goodwin has a talent for writing highly enjoyable and thoroughly engaging historic romps - and The Fortune Hunter is no exception!
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Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the etiquette of the Hapsburg Court, Sisi comes to England to hunt, looking for excitement. And she finds it in the form of the dashing Captain Bay Middleton. Ten years her junior and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for Sisi. But they are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.
A rich and textured tale of late 19th century society, The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin is the ideal read for fans of the critically acclaimed Off by Heart and Silver River.
Daughters of Mannerling Collection - 6 Books (Collection)DMAN
Daughters of Mannerling Collection - 6 Books (Collection)
M. C. Beaton
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.
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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...
This collection contains books 1 to 6 in M. C. Beaton's Daughters of Mannerling series.
Blood & Beauty (Paperback)AJLJC
Blood & Beauty (Paperback)
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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Jo Walton Collection - 3 Books (Collection)SMCH
Jo Walton Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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)SPAB
Spare Brides (Hardback)
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.
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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...
David Downing Collection - 3 Books (Collection)DAVD
David Downing Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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.
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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.
Colleen McCullough, author of the bestselling and internationally renowned The Thorn Birds, returns with an epic saga of love, betrayal and redemption set in 1920s Australia.
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The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their ambition, beauty and wit. The sisters have always been close and been there for each other, then one day, something changes...
When they leave home to train as nurses, the Depression is casting a dark shadow over the beautiful country and the girls are forced to confront their own demons and desires as the world around them changes. Will they find the independence they all want, or will life - like love - always be bittersweet?
With real characters that will make you quiver and writing that makes the novel totally unputdownable and stunning from start to finish, Colleen McCullough's 'Australian Gone With the Wind' will not disappoint.
Short Story Collection - 3 Books (Collection)VHIS
Short Story Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
Perfect for fans of Victoria Hislop, Virginia Woolf and Alice Munro, our Victoria Hislop Collection is a perfect selection of short stories about the lives of women.
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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.
J.D. Davies Quinton Collection - 3 Books (Collection)QSER
J.D. Davies Quinton Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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.
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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.
Queen Elizabeth Trilogy - 3 Books (Collection)IRWI
Queen Elizabeth Trilogy - 3 Books (Collection)
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)DONA
David Donachie Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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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.
Edward Marston Collection - 3 Books (Collection)EMAR
Edward Marston Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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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.
Crowner John Mysteries Collection - 10 Books (Collection)BKNI
Crowner John Mysteries Collection - 10 Books (Collection)
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...
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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.
The Care and Management of Lies (Hardback)CMOL
The Care and Management of Lies (Hardback)
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.
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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.
Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books (Collection)LEND
Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books (Collection)
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.
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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!
Fay Weldon Collection - 3 Books (Collection)FAYW
Fay Weldon Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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.
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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.