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The Tangled Rose (Time Rose, #4) by Renee Duke

Published 1 September 2016

Young Adult


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Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan (My Story) by Sufiya Ahmed

Published 6 August 2020

Young Adult

My Story: Noor Inayat Khan is the thrilling story of British-Indian World War Two heroine, Noor un-Nisa Inayat Khan. It's 1940 and hundreds of families are being forced to flee Nazi-occupied France. Noor refuses to sit back and do nothing while Nazi forces invade her home and terrorise her people, so she signs up to join the war efforts despite her mother's wishes. Soon she is chosen by Winston Churchill to go undercover into France. Noor returns home b...


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The Silver Blonde by Elizabeth Ross

Published 27 July 2021

Young Adult

For fans of Ruta Septys and Monica Hesse comes a lush historical mystery set in post-World War II America against the flashy backdrop of Hollywood's film studios about a shocking murder that threatens to unearth the ghosts of a young German immigrant's past. Hollywood, 1946. The war is over, and eighteen-year-old Clara Berg spends her days shelving reels as a vault girl at Silver Pacific Studios, with all her dreams pinned on getting a break in film editing. That and a real date with handsome y...


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Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf, #2) by Ryan Graudin

Published 6 October 2016

Young Adult

The thrilling conclusion to Ryan Graudin's Carnegie Medal 2017 nominated alternative history and fantasy epic, WOLF BY WOLF. In 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun . . .There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it. With their mission to overthrow the Nazis in danger, Yael and the resistance are ready to fight. Forced to run, life in the shadows for Yael, Luka and Felix isn't easy, especially when their enemy seems to know their every mov...


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The Teeth of the Gale by Joan Aiken

Published 1 January 1988

Young Adult

At the request of the nun with whom he is in love, eighteen-year-old Felix embarks on a perilous rescue mission across the strife-torn countryside of Spain in the late 1820s. Sequel to "Go Saddle the Sea" and "Bridle the Wind."


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Vango (Vango, #1) by Timothee de Fombelle

Published 18 July 2013

Young Adult

A gripping mystery-adventure about a desperate search for identity by critically acclaimed author, Timothee de Fombelle.In a world between wars, Vango is on the cusp of taking priestly vows when he is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing from the police who blame him for murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost. This is a breathless and highly cinematic story that follows Vango...



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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Published 3 March 2020

Young Adult

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her--perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood. Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish--to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer...


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Long before Catherine was great, Elizabeth was destined to rule the Romanov empire…The last true Romanov, Elizabeth has once again been denied the throne of Russia. Grieving and isolated, she struggles to protect the few loved ones she has left. But when Empress Anna’s health begins to fail, Elisabeth’s very existence becomes a threat to Anna’s plans to place her chosen heir, the infant Ivan, on the throne.Knowing only one of them will survive, Elizabeth enters into a dangerous alliance with Ann...



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Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling

Published 1 October 2018

Young Adult


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Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Published 15 September 2017

Young Adult

Fans of Patrice Kindl’s Keeping the Castle or Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer’s Sorcery and Cecelia will adore this funny Regency-era mystery about a determined young woman with a magical trick up her sleeve . . .   The year is 1818, the city is London, and 16-year-old Annis Whitworth has just learned that her father is dead and all his money is missing. And so, of course, she decides to become a spy.   Annis always suspected that her father was himself a spy, and following in his f...


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Da Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott

Published 10 November 2015

Young Adult

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, captured forever in Leonardo's first portrait-a painting that broke convention and established the master as a force of artistic honesty. Though rich in beauty, wit, and talent, Ginevra is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to household d...


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Bones, The by Michael Prince

Published 19 September 2014

Young Adult


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The Madman of Venice by Sophie Masson

Published 2 April 2009

Young Adult

The London home of Matthew Ashby is visited by the beautiful, famous half-Venetian musician, Emilia Lanier, begging him for help. A young Venetian girl, Sarah, has been accused of witchcraft by a wealthy merchant's wife, and has since disappeared. Is she in hiding? Or worse - kidnapped or murdered? So with his daughter, Celia, and his clerk, Ned, Matthew Ashby sets off for Venice and into a greater mystery than could ever be imagined. They must draw on all their wits and ingenuity to find allies...


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Fir for Luck by Barbara Henderson

Published 21 September 2016

Young Adult

Would you be brave enough to fight back? When 12-year-old Janet's village is under threat- she decides to take action. It's a split-second decision that could cost her everything: her home, her family - even her life. Can Janet save her village from being wiped out? Or will her family and friends be forced from their homes to face an uncertain future? Based on real life events, Fir for Luck is a tale of the brutal Highland Clearances, when land owners cared more about sheep than people. 'S...


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The first in a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Hamlet" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. This text has been rejected by scholars as a "bad Quarto" - corrupt and pirated text printed without the permission of the playwright or his company. Nonetheless, it was the first version of the play to be published...


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A peasant changes places with a prince and both youths learn something about "pleasures and palaces."


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Romeo's Ex by Lisa Fiedler

Published 19 September 2006

Young Adult


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When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon and James Klise

Published 1 November 1993

Young Adult

A new edition of this acclaimed novel Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil manages to keep his secret. But when fantasy isn't enough and he becomes caught up in the bizarre subculture of Dublin's gay nightlife, the pretence must end. It is the time for truth. The consequences are both hilarious and painful. Told with honesty, humou...