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From Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy to Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series, and from classics such as Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin to fresh prize-winners like Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, you’ve come to the home of bestselling historical fiction. Whether you wish to be transported back to Tudor times or Ancient Greece, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the most splendid form of time-travel.

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Our Best Historical Fiction

The Song of Achilles
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Hamnet
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Small Pleasures
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The Wolf Den
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Circe
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The Evening and the Morning
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The Song of Achilles
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The Silence of the Girls
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Miss Austen
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The Women of Troy
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Dark Tides
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The Mountains Sing
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The Mirror and the Light
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The Mercies
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The Book Thief
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Mexican Gothic
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A Thousand Ships
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Edge of the Grave
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Sharpe's Assassin
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Three Sisters
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The Women of Troy
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The Song of Achilles
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Snow Country
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Ariadne
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Harlem Shuffle
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The Cicero Trilogy
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Palmares
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Tenderness
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Sands of the Arena and Other Stories
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The Royal Game
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The Sisters Mao
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The New Kingdom
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Matrix
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She Who Became the Sun
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Triflers Need Not Apply
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In the Shadow of Queens
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Sharpe's Assassin
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Ariadne
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Rizzio
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Orphans of the Storm
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The City of Tears
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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
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A Net for Small Fishes
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The Kingdoms
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The Country of Others
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News of the Dead
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Moth
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The Prophets
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Violeta
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The Governess
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The House of Fortune
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Lily
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Dark Tides
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This Lovely City
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2021's Best Paperbacks

Small Pleasures
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The Wolf Den
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Dark Tides
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The Mountains Sing
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Hurdy Gurdy
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Tsarina
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Miss Benson's Beetle
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The Bass Rock
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The Court of Miracles
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Islands of Mercy
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The Devil and the Dark Water
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Miss Austen
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A Room Made of Leaves
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The Sin Eater
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Alchemy and Rose
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Execution
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The North Water
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The Mirror and the Light
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Coming Soon - Our Best Historical Fiction to Pre-Order

The Leviathan
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The Lincoln Highway
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Elektra
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The City of Mist
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Violeta
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A Terrible Kindness
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A Haunting at Holkham
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Booth
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The House of Fortune
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The House with the Golden Door
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Sunset Swing
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The Betrayals
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Lily
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A Woman Made of Snow
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A Man of Honour
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Learwife
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The Visitors
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Our Best New Historical Crime

1979
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The Midnight Hour
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Over My Dead Body
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The Consequences of Fear
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A Corruption of Blood
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Rizzio
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Triflers Need Not Apply
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The Mitford Trial
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The Royal Secret
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Velvet Was the Night
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I Saw Him Die
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The Dying Day
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Karolina, or the Torn Curtain
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A Comedy of Terrors
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The Plague Letters
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Tragedy on the Branch Line
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The Shadows of Men
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Nightshade
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Our Choice of Historical Fiction 

The Song of Achilles
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Hamnet
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Circe
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The Silence of the Girls
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Mythos
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The Book Thief
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A Thousand Ships
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Pachinko
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Wolf Hall
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The Pillars of the Earth
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The Essex Serpent
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The Miniaturist
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Imperium
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The Familiars
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Fingersmith
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How We Disappeared
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Company of Liars
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The Glass Palace
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Hilary Mantel

Every Day Is Mother's Day
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Vacant Possession
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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street
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Fludd
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A Place of Greater Safety
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A Place of Greater Safety
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A Change of Climate
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An Experiment in Love
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The Giant, O'Brien
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Beyond Black
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
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Learning to Talk
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Wolf Hall
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Bring Up the Bodies
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The Mirror and the Light
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Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom
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The Pale Horseman
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The Lords of the North
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Sword Song
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The Burning Land
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Death of Kings
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The Pagan Lord
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The Empty Throne
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Warriors of the Storm
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The Flame Bearer
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War of the Wolf
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Sword of Kings
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Sword of Kings
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War Lord
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War Lord
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War Lord
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Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth
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World Without End
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A Column of Fire
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The Evening and the Morning
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Fall of Giants
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Winter of the World
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Edge of Eternity
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Philippa Gregory

The Lady of the Rivers
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The Red Queen
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The White Queen
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The Kingmaker's Daughter
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The White Princess
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The Constant Princess
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The King's Curse
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Three Sisters, Three Queens
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The Other Boleyn Girl
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The Boleyn Inheritance
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The Taming of the Queen
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The Queen's Fool
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The Last Tudor
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The Virgin's Lover
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The Other Queen
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Conn Iggulden

The Gates of Athens
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Protector
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The Gates of Rome
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The Death of Kings
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The Field of Swords
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The Gods of War
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Emperor: The Blood of Gods
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Wolf of the Plains
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Lords of the Bow
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Bones of the Hills
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Empire of Silver
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Conqueror
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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
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Wars of the Roses: Trinity
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Wars of the Roses: Bloodline
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Ravenspur
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The Falcon of Sparta
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Dunstan
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Simon Scarrow

Centurion (Eagles of the Empire 8)
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The Gladiator (Eagles of the Empire 9)
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The Legion (Eagles of the Empire 10)
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Praetorian (Eagles of the Empire 11)
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The Blood Crows
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Britannia (Eagles of the Empire 14)
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Invictus (Eagles of the Empire 15)
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Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens: Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen
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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
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In the Shadow of Queens
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In the Shadow of Queens
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An Extract from Sharpe's Assassin by Bernard Cornwell

We are delighted to share an extract from Sharpe's Assassin, the first novel in Bernard Cornwell’s mega-selling series since 2006.

The Story So Far: Hilary Mantel Summarises Bring Up the Bodies

As The Mirror & the Light hits Waterstones bookshelves, who better to bring us up to speed on the gripping narrative than Hilary Mantel herself?

Living in the Past: The Best Historical Fiction

For all those readers who have devoured The Mirror and the Light, we suggest some Mantel-esque historical fiction to enjoy.

Elizabeth Macneal on the Real-Life World of the Victorian Circus

Elizabeth Macneal discusses the real-life circus milieu of the nineteenth century that informed her latest novel, Circus of Wonders.