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The Clerkenwell tales

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Vintage: 2004

Seller ID: 11050663

ISBN: 0749386304

Condition: Very Good


212 pages. Reading creases to spine. Minor spine lean. The scene is London, in 1399. It is the last year of the fourteenth century, and there is talk of an apocalypse. Richard II is on the throne, yet strange signs and portents are troubling the latter part of his reign. By the side of the River Fleet in Clerkenwell the people are restless, disenchanted with the church and their King. The streets of London are rife with rumour, heresy, espionage and murder and at the centre of the confusion is the nun, Sister Clarice, who has been vouchsafed visions of the future. Is she a genuine prophet, or ... View more info

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The Kitchen Boy : A Novel of the Last Tsar

By: Alexander, Robert

Price: $13.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16080174

ISBN: 0142003816

Condition: Near Fine


229 pages. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Edges of pages are lightly browned. The haunting bestseller about the mysterious last days of the Romanovs as seen through the eyes of a young family servant. Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the eyes of the Romanovs' young kitchen boy, Leonka. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0142003816. ISBN/EAN: 9780142003817. Inventory No: 16080174. Paperback View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 2003

Seller ID: 09022290

ISBN: 0007123019

Condition: Good


Portrait in Sepia is both a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile and a marvellous family saga peopled by characters from Daughter of Fortune and The House of the Spirits, two of Allende's most celebrated novels. As a young girl, Aurora del Valle, suffered a brutal trauma that has shaped her character and erased from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations that circumscribe the lives of... View more info

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Daughter of Fortune

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 2000

Seller ID: 07030929

ISBN: 0006552323

Condition: Very Good


The international No.1 bestselling novelist returns to her best form with this magnificent sweeping tale. Isabel Allende's best novel since The House of the Spirits. Set in Anglophile Chile and goldrush California during the middle years of the nineteenth century, this magnificent romance tells the story of English foundling Eliza Sommers who grows up in the bustling entrepot of Valparaiso. Eliza is a spirited, sparky and ambitious romantic who becomes embroiled in a forbidden love affair with the charismatic but capricious Joaquin Andieta. When he disappears suddenly for California, and the p... View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Flamingo / Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09114000

ISBN: 0007121571

Condition: Very Good


This is the first UK edition. Portrait in Sepia is both a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile and a marvellous family saga peopled by characters from Daughter of Fortune and The House of the Spirits, two of Allende's most celebrated novels. As a young girl, Aurora del Valle, suffered a brutal trauma that has shaped her character and erased from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations ... View more info

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The Proud Villeins - Bridges Over Time Series #1

By: Anand, V.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Headline: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09010241

ISBN: 0747202451

Condition: Good (ex-library)


This is the first UK edition. Clear plastic protective cover over dustjacket. Usual library markings internally, minor spine lean. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0747202451. ISBN/EAN: 9780747202455. Inventory No: 09010241. Hardcover View more info

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A Dark Moon Raging

By: Armitage, Aileen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, The Sheridan Book Company: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11040791

ISBN: 1855017253

Condition: Very Good


254 pages. Minor edgewear to covers. Lightly tanned pages. Two lonely children, neglected in their Victorian nursery form a tragic bond on the wild Yorkshire moors. While the dramas of life, death and madness swirl around their family, like smoke from the mill chimneys nearby, Constance and William cling together and swear a pact in blood that they will forever share their hopes and fears and sins. Then their little half-brother is mysteriously killed and a shadow of guilt falls over their family. The two remain silent about the tragedy throughout the years - until Constance finally decides to... View more info

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Samraj

By: Aron, Elaine N.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Great Britain, New English Library: 1989

Seller ID: 08100447

ISBN: 045050896X

Condition: Very Good


Creasing to covers. Multiple copies of this title available. A story of a man and a woman chosen to save their land from destruction, "Samraj" is a tapestry peopled with princes and princesses, warriors and kings of long ago, recreating the story told in India's Mahabharata, and thus grounded in historical truth. The book is the first of three volumes. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 045050896X. ISBN/EAN: 9780450508967. Inventory No: 08100447. Paperback View more info

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The World's Greatest Master and Commander Stories

By: Ashley, Mike

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Magpie Books: 2005

Seller ID: 07090004

ISBN: 1845291778

Condition: Very Good


The courage of sailors in the days of tall ships and cannon fire has become legend. In this book Mike Ashley brings together some of the greatest writers, both classic and modern, of tales of nautical adventure. Storms and shipwrecks, the great sea battles of the Napoleonic era and the sheer, dangerous excitement of life before the mast come to life in these vivid accounts. Packed with drama and heroism, this is the perfect collection for all who love tales of seamanship and derring-do. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 1845291778. ISBN/EAN: 9781845291778. Inventory N... View more info

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Destiny Our Choice

By: Attenborough, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder and Stoughton: 1988

Seller ID: 19060011

ISBN: 0340426497

Condition: Good


317 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0340426497. ISBN/EAN: 9780340426494. Inventory No: 19060011. Paperback View more info

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The Mammoth Hunters - Earth's Children Series #3

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder and Stoughton: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19060309

ISBN: 0340393114

Condition: Good


784 pages. Covers have light creasing and superficial rubbing/wear. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Once again, Jean M. Auel opens the door of time to reveal an age of wonder and terror at the dawn of humanity. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to "The Clan Of The Cave Bear" and its sequel, "The Valley Of Horses," Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land o... View more info

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The Plains of Passage - Earth's Children Series #4

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder and Stoughton: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19070131

ISBN: 034053527X

Condition: Near Fine


This is the first UK edition. 724 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket has light creasing. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Dust jacket is unclipped. Pages are lightly tanned. Jean M. Auel's enthralling Earth's Children series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla. With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most ... View more info

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The Sea of the Dragon

By: Aundrews, R. T.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hamlyn: 1980

Seller ID: 15050290

ISBN: 060020006X

Condition: Very Good


240 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 060020006X. ISBN/EAN: 9780600200062. Inventory No: 15050290. Paperback View more info

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Ty-Shan Bay

By: Aundrews, R. T.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hamlyn: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15050320

ISBN: 0600387860

Condition: Very Good


239 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine has minimal reading creases and slight fading. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0600387860. ISBN/EAN: 9780600387862. Inventory No: 15050320. Paperback View more info

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The Secret Purposes

By: Baddiel, David

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Little, Brown: 2004

Edition: First Trade

Seller ID: 07110489

ISBN: 0316725765

Condition: Near Fine


408 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. The subject is a hidden part of British history, treated with gravity: the internment of German Jewish refugees on the Isle of Man in the 1940s. June Murray is a translator who doesn't share the unsympathetic incomprehension of her colleagues at the Ministry of Information, and travels to the Isle of Man in order to interview the Jews interned there. June hopes to expose the true horror of what the Nazis are doing, but her best efforts ... View more info

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According to Queeney

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2001

Seller ID: 16080166

ISBN: 0316859036

Condition: Very Good


242 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Dr Johnson, having completed his life's major work (the first ever Dictionary of the English Language) is running an increasingly chaotic life, torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend. Her daughter, Queeney, narrates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0316859036. ISBN/EAN: 9780316859035. Inventory No: 16080166. Paperback View more info

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Every Man for Himself

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Abacus: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16080178

ISBN: 0349108706

Condition: Very Good


214 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. For the four fraught, mysterious days of her doomed maiden voyage in 1912, the Titanic sails towards New York, glittering with luxury, freighted with millionaires and hopefuls. In her labyrinthine passageways are played out the last, secret hours of a small group of passengers, their fate sealed in prose of startling, sublime beauty, as Beryl Bainbridge's haunting masterpiece moves inexorably to its known and terrible end. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Histori... View more info

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Dreamland

By: Baker, Kevin

Price: $11.00

Publisher: United States, Harper & Row: 1999

Seller ID: 13070267

ISBN: 0060953438

Condition: Very Good


517 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Remainder mark on page edges. Pages are reasonably tanned. From a steamship, hundreds of immigrants strain for a glimpse of the promised land. As they approach, they see New York being consumed by flames. Their despair quickly turns to amazement as they realise that the searing flames are really the lights of Coney Islands' Dreamland Amusement Park. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0060953438. ISBN/EAN: 9780060953430. Inventory No: 13070267. Paperback View more info

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King's Champion

By: Ballen, L. Christian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09010250

ISBN: 0434074861

Condition: Good (ex-library)


This is the first UK edition. Clear plastic protective cover over dustjacket. Usual library markings, minor spine lean Inspired by the life of the legendary knight, William Marshal, this novel is a story of love and war set in the Age of Chivalry. Caught up in the bloody revolt of Richard Lionheart and the young French King, Marshal fights for the future of the kingdom and to be worthy of his true love. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0434074861. ISBN/EAN: 9780434074860. Inventory No: 09010250. Hardcover View more info

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Kepler

By: Banville, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Mandarin: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16080143

ISBN: 0749390778

Condition: Good


192 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. A historical novel based on the life and work of Johannes Kepler, the great astronomer of the 17th-century, which was winner of "The Guardian" Fiction Prize in 1981. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0749390778. ISBN/EAN: 9780749390778. Inventory No: 16080143. Paperback View more info