New historical fiction

The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Kate Forsyth

Moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror' of the French Revolution and inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose.

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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead's follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, in which he dramatizes another strand of United States history, this time through the...

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The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies

Kate Furnivall

This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war, perfect for readers of Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop.

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The Spider (Under the Northern Sky, Book 2)

The Spider (Under the Northern Sky, Book 2)

Leo Carew

After the enormous success of epic fantasy THE WOLF comes THE SPIDER, Book Two in Leo Carew's UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY series

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You'll Never See Me Again

You’ll Never See Me Again

Lesley Pearse

You have to keep running if you want to survive . . .      

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 Read reviewShepherd

Shepherd

Catherine Jinks

Compulsive and terrifying adult fiction from renowned Australian author Catherine Jinks

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Blood in the Dust

Blood in the Dust

Bill Swiggs

For readers of Wilbur Smith, Jeffrey Archer and Bryce Courtenay, as fast-paced adventure story and the winner of the best unpublished manuscript category of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. 1853, Victoria, Australia.

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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel...

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The Convert

The Convert

Stefan Hertmans

An epic story of passion and forbidden love, set against the religious wars of the Middle Ages

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 Read reviewFortune

Fortune

Lenny Bartulin

A gripping, globe-spanning historical epic from the author of Infamy

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 Read reviewCrossings

Crossings

Alex Landragin

An unforgettable tour de force with echoes of Roberto Bolano, David Mitchell and Umberto Eco, Crossings is a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven...

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City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

New from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a...

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Shadowplay

Shadowplay

Joseph O'Connor

A gorgeous new novel from the bestselling author of Star of the Sea about Bram Stoker's time working in a London theatre and the inspirations that led to the creation of Dracula.

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The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

Kayte Nunn

A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten bestselling author, Kayte Nunn

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The Daughter's Tale

The Daughter’s Tale

Armando Lucas Correa

Based on the true story of the Nazi massacre of a French village in 1944, an unforgettable tale of love and redemption from the bestselling author of The German Girl.   

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The True Story of Maddie Bright

The True Story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

A compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century,

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A Reckoning

A Reckoning

Linda Spalding

Spring 1855 and Virginian farmer John Dickinson has a dangerous secret that will lead to a tragic decision. Rich in character and incident, this is an extraordinary, epic novel with echoes of The Underground Railroad and...

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 Read reviewThe Parisian

The Parisian

Isabella Hammad

An intensely human story amidst a global conflict, The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice.

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The French Photographer

The French Photographer

Natasha Lester

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, the new novel by the bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress

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Wakenhyrst

Wakenhyrst

Michelle Paver

By the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air, an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley...

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The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women

Lisa See

The new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

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Fled

Fled

Meg Keneally

She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape, but is survival any more certain in a small open boat on an unknown ocean? Meg Keneally's debut solo novel is an epic historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of...

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The Hidden

The Hidden

Mary Chamberlain

Her heart died in the war - can she breathe new life to it?

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 Read reviewBangkok Wakes to Rain

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Pitchaya Sudbanthad

An intoxicating collage of lives intersecting around a building in Bangkok.

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Make Me a City

Make Me a City

Jonathan Carr

How does a place become a city? Whose stories will survive and whose will be lost? How do you know if you truly belong?

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 Read reviewThe Hollow Bones

The Hollow Bones

Leah Kaminsky

A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold...

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The Binding

The Binding

Bridget Collins

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.

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The War Artist

The War Artist

Simon Cleary

A timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of atonement.

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At The Wolf's Table

At The Wolf’s Table

Rosella Postorino

The international bestseller based on the shocking true story of the women conscripted to risk their lives as Hitler's food tasters 'They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf's Lair. Wolf was his nickname. As hapless...

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The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

The Ink Stain (The Monsarrat Series Book 4)

Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Sydney to investigate corruption that may go right to the top - to the office of the governor - and threaten the colony's fundamental rights to freedom of speech.   

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How We Disappeared

How We Disappeared

Jing-Jing Lee

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel set in Singapore about a woman who survived the Japanese occupation and a man who thought he had lost everything

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The Glovemaker

The Glovemaker

Ann Weisgarber

Utah, 1888. As one woman awaits her husband's return home, a stranger arrives on her doorstep . . .

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The Madonna of the Mountains

The Madonna of the Mountains

Elise Valmorbida

Maria faces a stony path, but one she will surely climb to the summit. In this sumptuous and elegant novel you will taste the bigoli co l'arna, touch the mulberry leaves cut finer than organdie, and feel the strain of one woman...

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