/Historical Novels
  • The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

    A buzzy debut novel about a Pre-Raphaelite ‘stunner’ with artistic ambitions of her own, full of Victorian clutter with a gratifyingly morbid edge.

    Hardback £12.99
  • The King’s Evil

    Andrew Taylor

    Murder in 1667 London, from the author of ‘The Ashes of London’.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Bitter Orange

    Claire Fuller

    The narrator observes her downstairs neighbours through the floor of her attic room in a dilapidated country house in 1969. Compelling and atmospheric.

    Hardback £14.99
  • They Hanged My Saintly Billy

    Robert Graves

    A re-issue of Graves’s historical novel about Dr William Palmer, tried for poisoning in 1856; a deft portrayal with multiple perspectives.

    Paperback £12.99
  • The Great Level

    Stella Tillyard

    Set in 1649, between the Fens where a Dutchman arrives to work on a drainage project and falls in love, and the New World.

    Hardback £16.99
  • The Corner That Held Them

    Sylvia Townsend Warner

    A beautiful historical novel by a criminally under-read female writer. Published in 1948, Warner’s invented history of a Norfolk convent from 1170 to 1382 is a real masterpiece. A vivid and slippery account of the action of time.

    Paperback £8.99
  • Love Is Blind

    William Boyd

    Set in the late C19th: a young Scottish piano tuner goes to Paris, then St Petersburg, as he follows his tortuous love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano.

    Hardback £18.99
  • Bright Young Dead

    Jessica Fellowes

    The second instalment of period pleasures in the 1920s. The first was ‘The Mitford Murders’; this time we share the company of the hedonistic Bright Young Things. Bohemian aristocrats, extravagant treasure hunts, tabloids and murder.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Varina

    Charles Frazier

    A fine new novel about the American Civil War, from the author of ‘Cold Mountain’.

    Hardback £20.00