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A hero born

By Jin, Yong, 1924- author
Book. English.
Published London: MacLehose Press, 2016
China. The year is 1200. The Song Empire has been defeated in the north by invading Jurchen forces. Pushed further south, the empire is in danger of collapse...

The contraband shore

By Donachie, David, 1944- author
CD. English.
Published Oxford: Soundings Audio Books, 2018
Unabridged edition All formats and editions (2)
1787. Captain Edward Brazier is on a mission: recently paid off from his frigate and comfortably off with prize money, he is headed to Deal to propose...

Fire from heaven

By Renault, Mary, author
Book. English.
Published London: Virago, 2014
New edition / introduction by Tom Holland
Alexander's beauty, strength and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. Killing his first man...

A mother's grace

By Goodwin, Rosie, author
Book. English.
Published London: Zaffre, 2018
Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father...


By Churchill, David, 1959- author
Book. English.
Published London: Headline, 2018
The Leopards of Normandy trilogy concludes with 'Conqueror' as Duke William prepares to take England, and his rivals for the English throne, by storm....

Scourge of wolves

By Gilman, David (Fiction writer), author
Book. English.
Published London: Head of Zeus, 2018
Winter, 1361. After two decades of conflict, Edward III has finally agreed a treaty with the captive French King, John II. In return for his freedom,...

The green count

By Cameron, Christian, 1962- author
Book. English.
Published London: Orion, 2018
After the bloody trials of Alexandria, Sir William Gold is readying for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to ease the burden on his soul. He hopes, too, that...

The life she left behind

By Blair, Jessica, 1923- author
Book. English.
Published London: Piatkus, 2018
As a young widow with futures to secure for her two daughters, Glenda McKinley is torn between remaining at her beloved estate Pinmuir in the Scottish...

The last Tudor

By Gregory, Philippa, author
Book. English.
Published London: Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days before Mary Tudor mustered an army to depose her. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary...

Claudius the God: and his wife Messalina: the troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Caesar

By Graves, Robert, 1895-1985, author
Book. English.
Published London: Penguin Books, 2006
New edition / with an introduction by Barry Unsworth
In this second part of Robert Grave's fictionalised autobiography, Claudius - wry, rueful, always inquisitive - brings to life some of the most scandalous...
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