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Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic Hero to Cinema Icon

Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic Hero to Cinema Icon

by: Daniel Mersey

 

King Arthur, probably the most popular of British kings and one whose name is synonymous with courage, chivalry and romanticism. Arthur, King of the Britons, Arthur the medieval legend, Arthur the Celtic warlord, Arthur of the Pre-Raphaelites and Arthur of the movies...would the real King Arthur...


ISBN: 9781840244038

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Fair Maid of Perth: Or St. Valentine's Day

The Fair Maid of Perth: Or St. Valentine's Day

by: Walter Scott

 

Set at the end of the 14th century, the background to The Fair Maid of Perth is intrigue and feuding that plagued the court of the mild- mannered RobertIII. Catherine Glover, the daughter of a respectable citizen of perth, is the objected of desire not only of the profligate Duke of Rothsay, her...


ISBN: 9781589635692

Publisher: International Law & Taxation

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Silk Weaver

The Silk Weaver

by: Gabrielle Warnock

 

Set in the Dublin of 1798, a period of great political unrest in Irish history, this book tells the story of Anton Paradis, a silk weaver of unparalleled excellence, who finds his life in turmoil when he is reluctantly forced to betray his employer, friend and fellow-revolutionary, Danno McKenna.


ISBN: 9781900724265

Publisher: Trident Press

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Favoured Child

The Favoured Child

by: Philippa Gregory

 

Reissue of the second novel in the Wideacre Trilogy, a compulsive drama set in the eighteenth century. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence....


ISBN: 9780006514626

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Mulberry Empire

The Mulberry Empire

by: Philip Hensher

 

The breakthrough novel from one of Britain's most brilliant critics. 'The Mulberry Empire' is a seemingly straightforward historical novel that recounts an episode in the Great Game in central Asia -- the courtship, betrayal and invasion of Afghanistan in the 1830s by the emissaries of Her...


ISBN: 9780007112272

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Mutiny

The Mutiny

by: Julian Rathbone

 

For its British population, the India that swelters in the late spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals, horseracing and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company. But a brutal awakening lies in store for the complacent British: one May night, after thirty years of...


ISBN: 9780316731133

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

by: David Mitchell

 

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row;...


ISBN: 9780340822777

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

by: Gyles Brandreth

 

London, 1889. Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal...


ISBN: 9780719569203

Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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Seagulls Dance

Seagulls Dance

by: Larry Tracey

 

Set in the west of Ireland in the 19th Century, Seagulls Dance is a tumultuous story of love, revenge, hertbreak and struggle.


ISBN: 9780955161001

Publisher: Corryann Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves

by: Stef Penney

 

It is 1867, Canada: as winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man's cabin head north towards the forest and the tundra beyond. In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the...


ISBN: 9781847240675

Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc

Subject: Fiction, Historical fiction

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