Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor s letter that carries a dire prediction she will not survive another birth By chance she
THE BRAND NEW SERIES FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR England 1648 A dangerous time for a woman to be different Midsummer s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom,
An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers ofA S Byatt s Possession and Geraldine Brooks s People of the Book Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect Ester Velasquez,
In 1607, three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl s life and the lives of her people are changed forever To Pocahontas and her people, the Tidewater is the rightful home of the Powhatan tribe To England, it is Virginia Territory, fertile with promise,
In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children Although the raid itself is well documented, little
1686, ICELAND AN ISOLATED, WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGAS Betrothed unexpectedly to J n Eir ksson, R sa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkish lmur Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders But R sa harbours her own suspicions.
London, 1657, the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell No one knows where Damian Seeker originated from, who his family is, or even his real name Mothers frighten their children by telling them tales of The Seeker All that is known of him for certain is that he is utterly loyal to Cromwell, and that
From No.1 bestselling author Andrew Taylor comes the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Ashes of London Somewhere in the soot stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames
From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court comes the next book in the phenomenally successful series following James Marwood A royal scandal that could change the face of England forever London 1667 In the Court of Charles II, it s a dangerous time to be alive a
A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander New York Times bestselling author of The Witch s Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed to enchant her
From the No.1 best selling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London The first of an exciting new series of novels London, September 1666 The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its
This is what we long for the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can t shake them, even long after the reading s done In his earlier, award winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to
Appointed to conquer the crime capital of the world , the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth, and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light The
Mary Elizabeth sails on a voyage that seems doomed from the start Mary Elizabeth Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 alongside her father and brother as Separatists seeking a better life in the New World William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed
The seventh chilling mystery in The Hangman s Daughter series The year is 1672 Hangman Jakob Kuisl and his family travel to Munich, the cosmopolitan heart of Bavaria, for a meeting of the prestigious for dishonorable hangmen, at least Council of Twelve, the leaders of the empire s hangmen s guild.
One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland At first sceptical, he s urged on by the ruthless, single minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband s doubt But seeing the prophecy