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A Faithful Spy, by Jimmy Burns

A Faithful Spy, by Jimmy Burns

A biography of the spy Walter Bell is absorbing and offers fresh insight.

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The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The latest from the acclaimed Tudor historian looks at a new area of study: the courtly code.

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Queen High, by C.J. Carey

Queen High, by C.J. Carey

An alternate reality where Wallis Simpson is queen is a compulsive literary thriller.

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Normandy: The Sailors’ Story by Nick Hewitt

Normandy: The Sailors’ Story by Nick Hewitt

A tour de force and, importantly, thoroughly enjoyable.

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Land of the Blind, by Andy Owen

Adam Staten

Peppered with humour, this novel draws widely from philosophy and literature.

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The Rome Escape Line, by Sam Derry

Alan Bardos

A very touching book that shows the full cross-section of life in an escape-line.

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Lady Caroline Lamb, by Antonia Fraser

Gretchen Friemann

A finely wrought portrait from Antonia Fraser.

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Those Must Be The Guards, by Paul de Zulueta and Simon Doughty

David Webb-Carter

The Household Division is given a sincere contemporary review of service over 50 years.

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Blood Debt, by Adam Staten

Andrew Rollo

A dramatic tale that stretches across the breadth of Europe.

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The History of England’s Cathedrals, by Nicholas Orme

Douglas Young

One of the very few books looking at cathedrals as ancient institutions surviving through so many centuries

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Of Judgement Fallen, by Steven Veerapen

Michael Ward

In Steven Veerapen’s second Anthony Blanke mystery, we re-enter the murky world of plotting and foul play surrounding the court of Henry VIII.

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Great & Horrible News, by Blessin Adams

Steven Veerapen

Brutal, bloody killings are enacted in all their heart-stopping, gory glory in this compulsively readable title.

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A Marriage of Fortune, by Anne O’Brien

Ella Beales

The Paston family is the subject of Anne O'Brien's Wars of the Roses set novel.

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