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Honour And The Sword #1 Andre de Roland [used book]

By: A. L. Berridge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2010

Seller ID: 003303


It is 1636 - the height of the Thirty Years War, one of the bloodiest and most destructive conflicts Europe has ever seen. As the campaigning season begins, the Spanish armies swell out of the Artois region of the Netherlands - flooding into King Louis XIII's France. The sleepy border village of Dax-en-roi stands in their way. Facing the overwhelming might of the Spanish forces, the Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but in vain - his household guard no matc... View more info

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Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind [used book]

By: Alexandra Ripley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, MacMillan: 1991

Seller ID: 001163


The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind "is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over h... View more info

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Sea Glass #2 Fortune's Rocks Quartet [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown and Company: 2002

Seller ID: 000926


The year is 1929 and Honora Beecher and her husband, Sexton, are just settling into a new marriage and a cottage on the coast of New Hampshire. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches for bits of sea glass on the beach, Sexton risks everything they own to buy the house they both love. Along with millions of other Americans, he is blindsided by the stock market crash and finds himself penniless. The only work he can find is a nearly mill, where a labour conf... View more info

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Rebel Girl [used book]

By: Ann Clancy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Redwood Editions: 2008

Seller ID: 002804


From the author of The Wild Colonial Girl comes another breathtaking story set in Australia's turbulent past; and another unforgettable Australian heroine. Crushed at Culloden, driven from their Highland crofts and transported to Australia ... the Douglas family is no stranger to injustice. The Encounter Bay whaling station, on the wild, windswept southern coast of Australia, is at the very edge of civilisation. But at least Bonnie Douglas and her father have their freed... View more info

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The Wild Colonial Girl [used book]

By: Ann Clancy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Redwood Editions: 2008

Seller ID: 003281


Feisty, spirited and independent, Irish orphan Kate arrives in the colony of South Australia, determined to make a new life for herself. Wanting the security only wealth can bring, she slips her derringer into her pocket, cracks the whip over the bullocks and sets off on a rugged outback track for the adventure of a lifetime. Her adventures take her from wild Aboriginal camps to vast sheep stations and from the rough sprawling goldfields to the glittering ballroom at t... View more info

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Down Weavers Lane #1 Staley Family

By: Anna Jacobs

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Coronet Books: 2002

Seller ID: 002927


Emmy Carter's mother is a prostitute - and her life has made Emmy determined to avoid the same fate. But Emmy is beautiful, so attracts unwanted attention; her mother's protector has his eye on her, as does evil Marcus Armistead, her employer's nephew. Marcus is excited by Emmy's virginity and has her kidnapped, but Emmy hits him over the head and escapes. Marcus, further enraged, kills her mother and becomes even more determined to rape Emmy, but the combined efforts of... View more info

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Dark Tapestry [used book]

By: Anna James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 1989

Seller ID: 000792


In a Land ravaged by plague and rebellion, Cressida takes flight from the menace of the lord to whom she and her young brother are slaves. But his violent courtship tracks her even to the teeming streets of London where she must hide for a year and a day if she is ever to be free - to live, and love, as she chooses. Emerging triumphantly, a golden beauty at the King's court and desired by many men, she marries the rebel scholar she has loved since childhood. Yet, haun... View more info

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Virgin Widow [used book]

By: Anne O'Brien

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Mira: 2010

Seller ID: 003239


This title is about England's forgotten Queen. England, 1469. A daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker, Anne Neville cannot dictate her own future. Her marriage will be political, made purely to advance her family's interests. But at the age of fourteen, her father's treason forces her into exile, and into an uneasy betrothal with Edward of Lancaster. Edward is changeable and completely controlled by his powerful mother, Margaret of Anjou. In a hostile, impoverished court, An... View more info

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Connie's Courage #2 Pride Family [used book]

By: Annie Groves

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 001122


A stirring novel of passion, lost loves and one girl's determination to conquer the odds from the author of Ellie Pride. When Connie Pride finds herself alone and pregnant in the rough courts of Liverpool, she despairs. Deserted by her lover, menaced by his bullying uncle, and too proud to ask her estranged family for help, there seems no hope. Rescued from the gutter, she is offered the chance to train as a nurse at the Poor Hospital. Life becomes a whirl of hard wo... View more info

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A Royal Abduction

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1286


Arthur Upfield, creator of the Aboriginal detective 'Bony' followed his classic crime novel The Sands of Windee with this historical novel: The Crown Prince of Rolandia is visiting Australia - and two brilliant Americans, Earle Lawrence and Van Horton - abduct her on the trans-continental train on the Nullabor Plain. They hide her in caves near Eucla on the Great Australian Bight, until the search is called off and a ransom is arranged... View more info

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Strand of Dreams [used book]

By: Audrey Howard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Coronet Books: 1997

Seller ID: 001800


Her happy childhood shattered forever by the Great War, mill-worker Molly O'Dowd is left to fend for herself and make her own way in an unforgiving world. But her startling good looks attract the attention of Tim Broadbent, factory owner and heir to the grand estate of Meddins. Their passionate marriage catapults Molly into a luxurious new life where every one of her dreams seems to come true. Then tragedy strikes - and Molly seems destined to lose everything once more. ... View more info

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Whispers in the Sand [used book]

By: Barbara Erskine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2001

Seller ID: 002399


The gripping new suspense story by the bestselling author of LADY OF HAY and ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS, is set in richly mysterious Egypt, where past and present elide. Recently divorced, Anna Coburn decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great grandmother made in the nineteenth century: a Nile cruise from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings. Anna carries with her on the voyage two mementoes of her great-grandmother Louisa: an ancient Egyptian scent bottle, an... View more info

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Shadowbrook: A Novel of Love and War [used book]

By: Beverly Swerling

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2004

Seller ID: 001079


A sweeping tale of love, ambition, and a war that ignited a revolution... 1754. In a low-lying glen in Ohio Country, where both the French and English claim dominion, the first musket ball fired signals the start of a savage seven-year conflict destined to dismantle France's overreaching empire and pave the way for the American Revolution. In a world on the brink of astonishing change are Quentin Hale, the fearless gentleman-turned-scout, fighting to preserve his beloved... View more info

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Whitethorn @ White Thorn [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2005

Seller ID: 000968


From Bryce Courtenay comes a novel of Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's Englis... View more info

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Tommo and Hawk #2 Potato Factory [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1999

Seller ID: 001574


Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable story of the enduring bond between two brothers. Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and... View more info

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Sylvia [used book]

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2006

Seller ID: 003229


'I am Sylvia Honeyeater; I think myself born around 1196, and this is the story of my life. I am cursed by folk as an optimist and a dreamer, which is a dangerous combination. . . ' From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes the colourful epic of Sylvia. Late twelfth-century Europe is torn by religious intolerance. Sylvia, with a singing voice that can literally charm the birds out of the trees, and an acute and questioning mind that refuses to accept unreasoned bel... View more info

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The Gilded Crown #3 Lions and Lilies

By: Catherine A. Wilson and Catherine T. Wilson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Sid Harta: 2015

Seller ID: 002158


Simon and Catherine Marshall travel to Edinburgh, determined to see the safe return of The Lady of Scotland, but they inadvertently uncover a royal deception. Floundering under the pressure of court life, Catherine is offered the guidance of Lady Agnes Dunbar, but what secret is the old lady hiding and why has she taken such an avid interest in the daily life of Lord and Lady Wexford? Trapped within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, Simon must choose where his loyalties li... View more info

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The Lily and the Lion #1 Lions and Lilies

By: Catherine A. Wilson and Catherine T. Wilson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Sid Harta: 2012

Seller ID: 002159


Separated in infancy, rediscovered by chance, can they unravel a mystery and find a way to reunite? Wistful and passionate, the wayward Cecile d'Armagnac has enjoyed the indulgent childhood of a French noble, but life for the young woman is about to change when she learns of her sister. Catherine Pembroke, a naive novice, has endured a lonely existence behind convent walls, but when Cecile's letter is intercepted by the malicious Earl of Salisbury, the shy nun is thrust... View more info

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The Order of the Lily #2 Lions and Lilies

By: Catherine A. Wilson and Catherine T. Wilson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Sid Harta: 2013

Seller ID: 002160


When valour and duty stand above a heart's desire... Separated as infants and rediscovered by chance, sisters, Catherine Pembroke and Cecile d'Armagnac solve the mystery which forced them apart (The Lily and the Lion) only to find their reunion all too brief when the Prince of Wales seeks to reclaim his mistress. With an unbreakable bond forged between the girls, Catherine chooses a perilous path to shield her sister. But has the faith in her protector, Simon Marshal... View more info

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The Harrogate Secret [used book]

By: Catherine Cookson

Price: $5.50

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1990

Seller ID: 001704


Young Frederick Musgrave was never more agile than when navigating his sculler across the waters of the Tyne between the busy seaports of North and South Shields in 1843. Already his services were in demand as a carrier of messages and certain small packages for those whose activities made them the target of the Customs and Excise men. As well as agile, Freddie was also reckoned to be lucky, but on such a night as brought him to The Towers, the home of Mr Roderick Gallag... View more info