The Clerkenwell Tales Peter Ackroyd

From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London's history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city's 14th century religious and politic...

The Starplace Vicki Grove

It's the early 1960s and Frannie has never given much thought to the color of her skin -- until an African-American girl named Celeste moves to town.

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The Miller's Dance Winston Graham

Cornwall, 1812-1813 At Nampara, the Poldark family finds that the new year brings involvement in unexpected ventures. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprisingand worryingnews. And Clowance, ne...

Letters from Rifka Karen Hesse

In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others immigrate to Am...

That Scatterbrain Booky Bernice Thurman Hunter

Booky didn't know much about the reasons for the Great Depression.

All she knew was that she was hungry all the time, that her parents fought constantly, that the bailiff would soon return to...

The Man from Pomegranate Street Caroline Lawrence

September AD 81. Returning from Ephesus to Rome, Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detective...

Calico Captive Elizabeth George Speare

In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid.

Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds he...

The Silver Branch Rosemary Sutcliff

Intrigue, plotting, and battles in the second of Rosemary Sutcliff's best-selling trilogy which began with The Eagle of the NinthViolence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain.

But wi...

War of the Rats David L. Robbins

For six months in 1942, Stalingrad is the center of a titanic struggle between the Russian and German armiesthe bloodiest campaign in mankind's long history of warfare.

If Hitler's forces are...

The Child from the Sea Elizabeth Goudge

The Child From The Sea tells the rich, turbulent tale of Lucy Walter, secret wife of Charles II, and mistress-despite-herself to a gallant and reck Irish nobleman in exile. It is a story filled wit...

The Sea-Hawk Rafael Sabatini

Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped the English defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his ruth half-brother and seeks refuge in the Middle East, where he takes on a new role as a ...

The Lambs of London Peter Ackroyd

Mary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile.

It is no surprise when Mary falls for the booksellers son, antiquaria...

Anna Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

When Anne Peters, a young Englishwoman, is offered a new life in St Petersburg as governess to Count Kirov's children, she finds herself caught up in the intense lives of the family. The author won...

Angel of Harlem Kuwana Haulsey

Weaving seamly scenes from the battlefields of the Civil War, during which her father escaped from slavery, to the Harlem living rooms and kitchen tables where May is sometimes forced to operate on...

Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743 Kristiana Gregory

Scholastic is proud to present the final installment of The Royal Diaries series. Drama and intrigue explode in the story of young Princess Catherine's incredible journey to greatness.Fourteen-year...

Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution Lucia St. Clair Robson

In July of 1776, the American colonies are ablaze with passion.

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Earthly Joys Philippa Gregory

As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity betwe...

My Old True Love Sheila Kay Adams

Even Larkin Stanton, just a baby when his parents die and he's taken in by his cousin Arty, starts humming before he starts talking.

As he grows up, he hungrily learns every song he can, and ...

Conspiracies of Rome Richard Blake

His father was murdered, his inheritance stolen.

Through his naivety and ambition, he unwittingly becomes involved in a heretical plot that will lead to fraud, murder and high treason.

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The Cross Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-centu...