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Popular Historical Fiction Books

The Architect's Apprentice (The Maps of Time Book 1)

Colin Garrow

$2.99

London, 1630. A boy searching for his father. A villain stealing books.
Forced to work for the dubious Savidge, eleven-year-old Tom Fennel is desperate to find his missing father. Distrustful of what he's heard, he's sure Savidge is involved. Meanwhile, books are vanishing from architect Martin Deacon's library - books from the future. Enticed into the mysterious world of updrafts and secrets, Tom learns that finding his father is the least of his worries.

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The Devil's Porridge Gang

Colin Garrow

$2.99

1969. In a town where nothing happens, a gang of kids uncover a kidnapping plot.
In the days following the excitement of the moon landings, a group of criminals plan to kidnap the son of a Government rocket engineer - but they don't expect a gang of kids to get in the way...

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The Watson Letters Volume 2: Not the 39 Steps

Colin Garrow

$2.99

Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe.
In three new adventures, the intrepid duo team up with Richard Hannay to do battle with Moriarty in Edinburgh's subterranean passageways, investigate a series of murders at Cold Comfort Farm and tackle the bloodthirsty Count Dracula in Transylvania. Adult humour throughout.

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The Watson Letters Volume 1: Something Wicker This Way Comes

Colin Garrow

$1.31

In a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe, Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime.
Based on the infamous Blog of the same name, this indecorous take on the Holmes and Watson stories pitch the detecting duo into Whitechapel, the Western Isles and the Village of the Damned. Adult humour throughout.

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Ripples Through Time

Lincoln Cole

$3.49

Calvin Greenwood is a family man in his eighties. He is alone for the first time in over sixty years: his wife, Emily, just passed away and he isn't taking her loss well. He doesn't remember how to be alone, and he isn't sure if he can forgive himself for the mistakes he made while she was alive.

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The Shoemaker's Son (Time Travelling Assassins Book 2)

Gayle Ramage

$0.99

Book 2 in the Time Travelling Assassins series.
In the twenty years since Brogan O'Malley first encountered the enigmatic woman known only as Darcy, she has not aged one bit.
It is a mystery for another day, however. Life in Georgian Edinburgh is brutal, and if he is going to survive much longer, he may have to seek out Messrs Burke and Hare, two Irish gentlemen with an nefarious offer he can't afford to refuse.

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Cigs, Bolan & Strange Men With Guns (Time Travelling Assassins Book 1)

Gayle Ramage

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Decision time, Darcy. Alice had a choice: stay put or go down the rabbit hole. Which will you choose?
1979 Britain. Darcy is stuck in London and in a dead-end job with a bunch of sexist tabloid journalists she reluctantly calls her colleagues. Escaping for a cigarette break, she witnesses a crime. A crime that defies the law of physics. How can the victim be dead when he's not even been born yet? Darcy finds herself dealing with killers who make her an impossible offer. But will she - can she - refuse?

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The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap: A Novel

Paulette Mahurin

$2.99

A women's Brokeback Mountain. The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; the United States expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine to cover South America; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for gross indecency under Britain's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wilde's imprisonment. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.

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To Live Out Loud: A Novel

Paulette Mahurin

$3.99

An innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment on a desolate island. The news that could exonerate him was leaked to the press, but was suppressed by the military. Anyone who sought to reopen the Dreyfus court-martial became victimized and persecuted and was considered an enemy of the state.

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The Seven Year Dress: A Novel

Paulette Mahurin

$3.99

One of the darkest times in human history was the insane design and execution to rid the world of Jews and "undesirables." At the hands of the powerful evil madman Adolf Hitler, families were ripped apart and millions were slaughtered. Persecution, torture, devastation, and enduring the unthinkable remained for those who lived. This is the story of one woman who lived to tell her story. This is a narrative of how a young beautiful teenager, Helen Stein, and her family were torn asunder, ultimately bringing her to Auschwitz. It was there she suffered heinous indignity at the hands of the SS. It was also there, in that death camp, she encountered compassion, selfless acts of kindness, and friendship. Written by the award-winning, best-selling author of His Name Was Ben, comes a story of the resilience of the human spirit that will leave you thinking about Helen Stein and The Seven Year Dress for years to come after the last page is shut.

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Naupaka Blooming: A Hawaiian Romance

J.L. Eck

$4.99

True love, tragedy, myths, and second chances...
In ancient Hawaii, a young princess and a commoner fall in love. Although they are forbidden from each other, the young lovers believe they have the blessings of the gods and work to find a way to be together. But their love ends tragically, setting off the myth of the naupaka flower, a symbol of their love.

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Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir

Wayne Johnston

$11.36

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel,The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

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The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters

$9.70

TheNew York Times bestselling novel that has been called "a tour de force" (Wall Street Journal), "unputdownable" (The Washington Post), "a delicious hothouse of a novel" (USA Today), "effortless" (The Economist), "seductive" (Vanity Fair) and "pitch perfect" (Salon)

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Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

$8.95

"Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story."-The New York Times Book Review
Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves-fingersmiths-for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

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The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters

$8.95

Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.
"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."-Stephen King,Entertainment Weekly

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Tipping the Velvet: A Novel

Sarah Waters

$8.95

"Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power."-The New York Times Book Review
Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Contemporaries)

Arthur Golden

$8.21

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American Read

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