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Our extensive range of the best historical fiction and historical novels based on real events cover Medieval crusaders, kings, queens and much more. These historical fiction books are superbly written and take you back to a bygone era.

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Historical Fiction Books

  • James MacManus Collection - 3 Books

    James MacManus

    Product Code: JMCM
    Collection
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    Can love overcome the threat of war?

    It's Berlin in 1938 and newly appointed military attache Noel Macrae and his extrovert wife Primrose have arrived at the British Embassy. Prime Minister Chamberlain is intent on placating Nazi Germany, but Macrae is less so...

    Convinced that Hitler can be stopped by means other than appeasement, he soon finds that he is not the only dissenting voice in the Embassy, and discovers senior officers in the German military are prepared to turn against the Fuhrer...

    From the beginnings of the Second World War to a dangerous affair set against the fiery nights of the Blitz and a vivid reimagining of General Eisenhower and Kay Summersby's love affair, James MacManus' gripping and atmospheric thrillers are inspired by real-life people and events that changed the course of history.

    For fans of authors like David Downing, Alan Furst, John Le Carre
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  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    Dominic Smith

    Product Code: LPSV
    Hardback
    (1)
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    Written by Dominic Smith, this captivating read tells of a 17th century painting that links three lives across three continents over three centuries. In 1600s Amsterdam, Sara de Vos loses her daughter suddenly and turns to painting in her grief. She creates the artwork of a dark landscape of a girl watching an ice skater from the edge of a wood.

    In 1957 in New York, Martijn de Groot has this painting - At the Edge of a Wood - hanging above his bed. When it's stolen, he is bereft. Meanwhile, struggling art student Ellie Shipley agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer. Finally, we arrive at Sydney in 2000 and Ellie is now a celebrated art historian and curator. She's curating an exhibition about the female painters of the Dutch Golden Age but then it becomes apparent the original version of this painting and her forgery are en route to the museum.

    Exhilarating from start to finish, this book is one you won't want to put down. Full of period detail and with its intriguing premise that threatens to see Ellie's life and reputation spiral out of control, it's a rewarding and elegantly written read.
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  • My Antonia

    Willa Cather

    Product Code: BUGHQ
    Paperback
    HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. My Antonia is Willa Cather's masterpiece about 19th-century Nebraskan pioneers. My Antonia depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows. Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in Nebraska from Bohemia. Together they share childhoods spent in a new world. Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in the east, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. Her story is that of the land itself, a moving portrait of endurance and strength.
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Whether you’re looking for white-knuckle war novels, sumptuous royal romances or captivating tales set in tumultuous times, you’ll be able to dive into history with our range of historical fiction books.

Bestselling books you won’t want to put down

Be captivated by dark and gritty mysteries, adrenaline-fuelled adventures and stunning love stories in these enthralling historical fiction books. With classic favourites as well as the latest bestselling historical fiction to enjoy, you’re sure to find books you can lose yourself in.

Exceptional author-historians

Both brilliant writers and outstanding historians, our selection features a wide variety of books by incredible authors you may already know and love. Browse our range of the best historical fiction by the likes of Philippa Gregory, C. J. Sansom, Alison Weir and Ken Follett, and find a new favourite historical fiction author.

Immerse yourself in an exciting era

Whichever period of history draws you most, you’ll be able to explore it in these fascinating historical fiction books. From war-torn kingdoms to compelling courtly romances, daring quests to fierce rebellions, these historical novels truly bring history to life in rich, vivid and thrilling detail. Browse our historical fiction range today and find your new favourite reads.

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