To celebrate the publication of the queen of historical fiction and Cousins’ War author Philippa Gregory’s latest bestseller, The Taming of the Queen, we thought what better time to look at the other great stories about our past that you can buy from the Book People. From navy warfare to royal disputes and poignant wartime novels, these are all books that capture the spirit of a bygone era and take you right into our history.

Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen is available from the Book People for just £4.99, giving you a massive saving of £15 off the RRP.


Winston Graham – Poldark Two-book Set

Winston Graham’s period classics found a whole new audience with its hit BBC adaptation earlier this year; and now you can read about Ross Poldark’s first two adventures for one great price.


Simon Scarrow – Hearts of Stone


Famed for his Roman-era Gladiator series, Simon Scarrow turns his attention to the Greek Resistance during World War II – and the results are spectacular!


Georgette Heyer Collection

Full of quarelling families and issues of class, Georgette Heyer is a brilliant author if you want to travel back to Regency Endland.


Iain Gale Collection 

Set in the era of Louis XIV and sure to appeal to readers who love Sharpe, this collection contains the first three books in a series that focuses on Queen Anne’s army.


Sheila Hancock – Miss Carter’s War 

Actress Sheila Hancock shows she’s equally adept at writing compelling fiction with this tale of a woman who fought social injustice in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Jean Plaidy Collection

 The Tudor times must rank as one of the most fascinating historical eras and who better than Jean Plaidy to capture the spirit of the time?


J. D. Davies’ Quinton Collection

Full of swashbuckling excitement, this series is set in the 17th century while England recovers from Cromwell’s reign – and it’s written by a real historian to give extra credibility to the excitement.


David Donachie Collection

From revolutionary Paris to the Mediterranean and North Africa, David Donachie’s action-packed seafaring adventures are full of historical drama.


Jacqueline Winspear – The Care and Management of Lies

Set during the beginning of the First World War, this evocative novel from Maisie Dobbs author Jacqueline Winspear will take you on a journey from the trenches of England through to the fields of England.


Len Deighton Collection


Spies, secrets and betrayal… It’s all here in this six-book collection from ‘master of fictional espionage’ Len Deighton.