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War inspires this collection of very human stories
Moving from the Catholic heartlands of Lancashire to a vagabond camp in the heart of England, and from the deck of Admiral Frobisher's flagship off the Brittany coast to the secret meetings of Elizabeth's closest associates, 'Traitor' is award-winning writer Rory Clements' most intriguing and compelling novel to date.
The story of how a glove-maker from Warwickshire became the greatest writer of them all. He is an ordinary man: unwilling craftsman, ambitious actor, resentful son, almost good-enough husband…and he is also a genius.
Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice: a woman who practises medicine. When her father, also a doctor, disappears on a mysterious journey she is no longer permitted to treat her patients and is forced to defy all convention to cross Renaissance Europe and find where and why he has gone.
England 1642 and the rift between King and Parliament has widened. Armies muster, ready to fight for their religious and political ideals. Nothing is so destructive as civil war and for the Rivers family the raising of the Royal Standard heralds a conflict that threatens to tear them apart.
In the pre-dawn hours of August 24 1305 the outlaw William Wallace waits to be executed. He is visited by a priest who has come to hear his last confession. Packed with action, heroism, and vibrant historical detail, this is the Braveheart story as never told before.
On the eve of the American Civil War Mary Sutter, a brilliant and headstrong midwife from New York, is dreaming of becoming a surgeon. Eager to escape the pains of a broken heart and a life in the shadow of her more beautiful twin sister, she travels to Washington to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.
The collapse of her brief marriage has stalled Bea Nightingale's life. Leaving her impoverished borough in 1950s New York, Bea escapes from the stigma of her divorce when she answers a plea from her estranged brother. Now she has left for Paris, to retrieve a nephew she barely knew.
1855 Lucknow. As tensions simmer in the heat of colonial Lucknow, an English woman and an Indian prince defy their societies' prejudices to fall in love. But Rachel and Salim's world is about to be ripped apart; trouble begins when the British banish the king of Avadh and Salim is determined to recover what is rightfully his.
Summer, 1584. The Protestant Prince William of Orange has been assassinated by a fanatical Catholic and there are whispers that Queen Elizabeth will be next. Fear haunts the streets of London and plague is driving citizens away. Giordano Bruno, philosopher and spy, chooses to remain and finds that someone is following him.
Germany, 1784. Daniel Clode cannot say whether or not he killed the woman but what of the madness he feels, and how did she drown on dry land? Harriet Westerman knows Daniel is not a murderer; her sister would not have married such a man. She and the reclusive Gabriel Crowther must travel to save him from the axeman's steel.