The Familiars

The Familiars

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Tidelands (The Fairmile #1)

Tidelands (The Fairmile #1)

THE BRAND NEW SERIES FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR England 1648 A dangerous time for a woman to be different Midsummer s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom,

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The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink

An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers ofA S Byatt s Possession and Geraldine Brooks s People of the Book Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect Ester Velasquez,

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The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed On a

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The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1)

The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1)

A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander New York Times bestselling author of The Witch s Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed to enchant her

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Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony

Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony

In 1607, three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl s life and the lives of her people are changed forever To Pocahontas and her people, the Tidewater is the rightful home of the Powhatan tribe To England, it is Virginia Territory, fertile with promise,

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Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow

She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again The wilderness has now become her home She can interpret the cries of birds She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath She has learned to live in a new, free way.Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676.

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The Sealwoman's Gift

The Sealwoman's Gift

In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children Although the raid itself is well documented, little

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The Thief Taker (The Thief Taker #1)

The Thief Taker (The Thief Taker #1)

The year is 1665 Black Death ravages London A killer stalks the streets in a plague doctor s hood and mask When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death The killer s mad

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The Glass Woman

The Glass Woman

1686, ICELAND AN ISOLATED, WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGAS Betrothed unexpectedly to J n Eir ksson, R sa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkish lmur Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders But R sa harbours her own suspicions.

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The Outcasts of Time

The Outcasts of Time

December 1348 With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

This is what we long for the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can t shake them, even long after the reading s done In his earlier, award winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to

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The King's Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy, #1)

The King's Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy, #1)

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much loved healer She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne His court

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House of Shadows

House of Shadows

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House a wasted pile of cinders and regret Once home to the daughter of a king, its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit and destiny 1662 A queen Bound by sex and birth

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The Ashes of London (Marwood and Lovett, #1)

The Ashes of London (Marwood and Lovett, #1)

From the No.1 best selling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London The first of an exciting new series of novels London, September 1666 The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its

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Macbeth

Macbeth

One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland At first sceptical, he s urged on by the ruthless, single minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband s doubt But seeing the prophecy

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Hamlet

Hamlet

Among Shakespeare s plays, Hamlet is considered by many his masterpiece Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co directs a brillant ensemble performance Three

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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight errant himself In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways While Quixote s fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills,

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Othello

Othello

In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona , with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths He sets this story in the

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

John Milton s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of

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