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The corset / by Purcell, Laura.;
Is prisoner Ruth Butterham mad or a murderer? Victim or villain? Dorothea and Ruth. Prison visitor and prisoner. Powerful and powerless. Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets teenage seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another theory: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread. For Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2018., Raven Books,
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Now we shall be entirely free / by Miller, Andrew,1961-;
One rain-swept February night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind - he cannot talk about the war or face the memory of what happened in a village on the gruelling retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he sets out instead for the Hebrides, with the vague intent of reviving his musical interests and collecting local folksongs. Lacroix sails north incognito, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer are on his trail, with orders to kill. The haven he finds on a remote island with a family of free-thinkers and the sister he falls for are not safe, at all.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2018., Sceptre,
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Court of wolves / by Young, Robyn,1975-;
In this sweeping epic novel, which can be read as a completely standalone story or as the sequel to 'Sons of the Blood,' the 'New World Rising' series opens out into the pageant and power of renaissance Europe.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2018., Hodder & Stoughton,
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The Christmas rose / by Court, Dilly.;
As the ship glided into the harbour, guided by the wintery waters of the Thames, Rose took a deep breath. Had she done the right thing? Leaving everything behind her to follow the man she loved? But as London refused to appear through the thick fog that engulfed it, Rose felt more lonely than ever. Raised in Australia, Rose Munday is on the way back to the city she was born in. But, expecting to be met by her sweetheart, she is left alone on the waterfront, surrounded by whistles and scornful glances, chilled by the east wind coming off the docks. How could Max have abandoned her? With no money and no family left in London, Rose must go to work. Finding herself a position as a typist in a slowly modernising London, Rose's future begins to take shape in ways she would never have foreseen.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2018., HarperCollinsPublishers,
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Northanger Abbey / by McDermid, Val.; Austen, Jane,1775-1817.Northanger Abbey.;
Seventeen-year-old Catherine 'Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to the Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons. Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills: Susie Allen is obsessed by shopping, Andrew Allen by the Fringe. A Highland Dance class, though, brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a like-minded friend.
Subjects: Regency novels.; Historical.;
© 2014., The Borough Press,
Available copies: 14 / Total copies: 17
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Softly grow the poppies / by Howard, Audrey.;
In the summer of 1914, Rose is not looking for love. Alice Weatherly turns Rose's world upside down. The young heiress longs to kiss Captain Charlie Summers goodbye - she takes Rose to Liverpool's Lime Street station and into the heart of Charlie's brother Harry.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.;
© 2012., Hodder & Stoughton,
Available copies: 6 / Total copies: 8
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A trail of fire / by Gabaldon, Diana.;
Contents: Lord John and the plague of zombies -- The space between -- The custom of the army -- A leaf on the wind of all hallows.This volume features four extraordinary stories featuring characters from the 'Outlander' series. The titles are 'Lord John and the Plague of Zombies', 'In the Space Between', 'The Custom of the Army', and 'A Leaf on the Wind of all Hallows'.
Subjects: Historical fiction, American.; Historical.;
© 2012., Orion,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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The misbegotten / by Webb, Katherine,1977-;
Bath, 1821. Rachel Crofton seizes the opportunity to leave behind the binds of her unhappy employment as a governess and start a new life as the wife of a charming self-made merchant, through whom Rachel is invited to become the companion of the reclusive Jonathan Alleyn. Rachel's arrival into the grand house has a mysterious effect on those who live there - and it seems the secrets of the past can no longer be swept away.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.;
© 2013., Orion,
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 2
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The misbegotten / by Webb, Katherine,1977-;
Bath, 1821. Rachel Crofton seizes the opportunity to leave behind the binds of her unhappy employment as a governess and start a new life as the wife of a charming self-made merchant, through whom Rachel is invited to become the companion of the reclusive Jonathan Alleyn. Rachel's arrival into the grand house has a mysterious effect on those who live there - and it seems the secrets of the past can no longer be swept away.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.;
© 2013., Orion,
Available copies: 8 / Total copies: 8
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Soldier of crusade / by Ludlow, Jack,1944-;
Bohemund is heading east into the Byzantine Empire, part of the greatest military expedition of medieval times, the Papal Crusade to take back the holy places of Christendom from the infidel. But Bohemund has his own agenda, the increase of his own riches, fiefdoms and influence at any cost.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.;
© 2012., Allison & Busby,
Available copies: 4 / Total copies: 4
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