(ten volume set)
This set comprises ten novels by Sunday Times bestselling author Dilly Court. Each story paints an evocative picture of London life in the early 20th century, and features a strong female protagonist, well-researched period detail and adventurous, fast-moving plots. The ten titles included in this set are: A Mother's Trust (Read more...) The Beggar Maid (Read more...) Cinderella Sister (Read more...) A Loving Family (Read more...) The Workhouse Girl (Read more...) The Ragged Heiress (Read more...) The Best of Daughters (Read more...) A Place Called Home (Read more...) The Orphan's Dream (Read more...) The Lady's Maid (Read more...)
Miss Seeton Mysteries
(three volume set)
The protagonist of this humorous ‘cosy’ mystery series is the eccentric retired art teacher (and crime magnet) Miss Seeton, who possesses an uncanny ability to sketch vital clues into her drawings – a skill that quickly becomes invaluable to Scotland Yard. The three titles included in this set are: Picture Miss Seeton (Read more...) Miss Seeton Draws the Line (Read more...) Witch Miss Seeton (Read more...)
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
In London in 1806, a dangerous battle begins between two rival magicians - the scholarly Gilbert Norrell, intent on reviving a centuries old tradition of magic, and the young and reckless Jonathan Strange - and their dark arts are unleashed into the politics of the Napoleonic wars. Published to critical and popular acclaim in 2004, the novel was Time magazine's Book of the Year.
Against the backdrop of the 1857 Indian uprising, the Booker-nominated novelist Julian Rathbone tells the stories of army wife Sophie Hardcastle, whose son disappears in the fighting; the naïve but gallant spy Bruce Farquhar; and Eurasian Uma Blackstock, who must decide where her loyalties lie.