The Kingmaker's Daughter
The Cousins' War
Daughter of the most powerful noble in 15th-century England, Warwick the ‘Kingmaker’, Anne Neville finds herself alone, widowed at 14, fatherless and stripped of her inheritance. Even when she marries Richard of Gloucester – the future Richard III – danger follows her.
Death Descends On Saturn Villa
While Sidney Grice, a Personal Detective in 1880s London, is away, his goddaughter March Middleton accepts an invitation from a long-lost uncle to visit Saturn Villa and then – apparently – murders him. Grice must return to Gower Street, rescue March and unravel the baffling mystery.
Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles. Slightly off-mint.
Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles.
The First Murder
A Historical Mystery by the Medieval Murderers
When, in 1154, the first performance of The Play of Adam at Oseney Priory ends in tragedy, the playwright issues a grim warning for generations to come: 'beware the sins of envy and vainglory, else foul murder ends your story'. In four acts, a prologue and an epilogue, the Medieval Murderers trace Prior Wigod's curse, from medieval Oxfordshire to Surrey, 1944.
In 1453, Luca Vero, a member of the secret Order of Darkness tasked with searching out signs of the end of the world, finds himself and his companions, including Isolde, in a small harbour town where a children’s crusade would seem to have found a miracle. This is the second book in the Order of Darkness series. Young Adult
In the summer of 1546, Matthew Shardlake is unexpectedly summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen Catherine Parr. Her secret confessional book is missing and its contents, in the wrong hands, could destroy her. This is the 6th of Sansom's Shardlake series of thrilling mysteries.
The Angels of Lovely Lane
In 1953, five very different girls arrive at the nurses’ home in Lovely Lane, Liverpool, to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. They are still adapting to its rules and hierarchies when a girl is admitted after a botched back-street abortion and a tragedy begins to unfold.
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse
In 1897, 20 years after the death of the reclusive Duke of Portland, a Mrs Druce made the extraordinary claim that her father-in-law, Thomas Charles Druce, who supposedly died in 1864, was in fact the 5th Duke, and her son was heir to his millions. This book follows the legal contortions of the sensational Druce-Portland case.
The Throwaway Children
When Rosie and Rita’s father fails to return from the Second World War, ‘Uncle Jimmy’ moves in. Soon their mother, pregnant with his child, is persuaded to give up her little girls, not realizing it will be for good. Cast into a local orphanage, nine-year-old Rosie vows to look after her five-year-old sister, but will she be able to fulfil her promise once the pair find themselves shipped off to Australia? Off-mint.
The Mothers of Lovely Lane
Evoking the indestructible community spirit of post-war Liverpool, this saga follows Noleen and Bronia, night cleaners at St Angelus Hospital. Beset with worry about their sons, albeit for very different reasons, they both face a series of challenges that at times seem insurmountable.