Fiction - Historical Books
There are 18 books in this catalogue.
Priory Corner. a Portland Tale
Protheroe, A.h. Penny
Book Number: 33049
Creed. n.d. circa 1989 8vo. grey stapled softcover. 71pp. very good, owner''s inscription inside front cover. SIGNED by author on fep.
The Devils Own: Sergeant 'Fancy Jack' Crossman and the Battle of the Alma
Kilworth, Garry Douglas
Book Number: 51110
Robinson Publishing July 25, 2002 8vo softcover 368pp near fine. First of the colourful exploits of 'Fancy Jack' Crossman; The Crimean War is notoriously one of the most brutal and bloody conflicts of the nineteenth century. In an uneasy allience with the French, the Turks and the Sardinians, British soldiers faced death both on the battlefield from the fierce Cossacks and off it from cholera. Sergeant Jack Crossman, referred to by his admiring comrades as 'Fancy Jack', a tough, shrewd and skilful soldier, is part of the proud 88th regiment, the Connaught Rangers, also known as The Devil's Own. Within the regiment Crossman is picked out to lead a covert operation, well knowing that his success or failure could determine the outcome of the war. Gary Kilworth is a master of the period, and of writing sharp, page-turning military adventure.
The Indiscretions of the Queen
Book Number: 27221
London. Robert Hale. 1970 1st ed. 8vo. hardcover. 352pp. very good, light foxing to endpapers. / good, chipped d/w.
The Haunted Sisters
Book Number: 27223
London. Robert Hale. 1966 8vo. hardcover. 317pp. very good, light foxing to endpapers. / good, chipped d/w.
Victoria in the Wings
Book Number: 30622
London: Robert Hale, 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 349pp. very good. / very good d/w.' ' '
The Captive Queen of Scots
Book Number: 30632
London, Hale 1972 8vo. hardcover. 410pp. very good. / very good, clipped d/w.
Goddess of the Green Room
Book Number: 30625
London: Robert Hale, 1971. 8vo. hardcover. 351pp. very good. / very good d/w.
Caroline the Queen
Book Number: 30626
London: Robert Hale, 1968. 8vo. hardcover. 351pp. very good. / very good clipped d/w.
The Third George
Book Number: 30629
London: Robert Hale, 1969. 8vo. hardcover. 352pp. very good. / very good d/w.
It began in Vauxhall Gardens
Book Number: 30631
London: Robert Hale, 1971. 8vo. hardcover. 318pp. very good, tape marks inside covers. / very good d/w.
The Lion of Justice
Book Number: 30641
London, Hale 1975 8vo. hardcover. 285pp. very good. / very good d/w.
The Captive of Kensington Palace
Book Number: 30643
London, Hale 1972 8vo. hardcover. 285pp. very good. / very good d/w.
Victoria in the Wings
Book Number: 34967
London: Book Club 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 349pp. very good. / very good d/w.
Book Number: 43495
Phoenix mass market p/bk 1996 8vo softcover 570pp very good. Remainder mark at page bottoms. Winner of the Mobil Pegasus Prize for Literature. At the court of Louis XV in Versailles, Don Fausto de Rasero y Oquendo is a privileged participant and withness to one of the most intellectually thrilling, sensually all-consuming periods of European life. Through his eyes we glimpse the revolutionary ferment of eighteenth-century France, the gossip of Madame de Pompadour and the first performance at court of the infant Mozart. Astonishingly rich, teeming, evocative and playful, Rasero is a dazzling recreation of mesmeric individual in an epoch-making era.
The Voyage of the "Destiny" - Walter Ralegh
Book Number: 50682
Sceptre February 16, 1995 8vo softcover 400pp very good. Nye paints a robust portrait of a clever adventurer and courtier determined to drain every ounce of possibility out of each and every experience. Returning to England after surviving his disastrous voyage, Raleigh is once again sentenced to death by King James. Interspersed with snippets of Raleigh's own poetry, this entertaining account of an Elizabethan idol is a richly textured piece of historical fiction.
We Speak No Treason: v. 2
Jarman, Rosemary Hawley
Book Number: 51231
Corgi Childrens September 22, 1972 8vo softcover 352pp Very good. Set against the passions, chivalry, tragedy and bloodshed of the 15th century - that at last dares to question the verdict of hisotry on Richard III.
Book Number: 30750
Chatto and Windus, 2003 8vo hardcover 320pp. endpaper maps. fine / very good+ d/w. Fabulous historical novel set against the background of the gold rush in New Zealand in the mid-19th century. The colour is mining slang for gold.
Dreams of Roses and Fire
Book Number: 30806
Hippocrene Books 1st english ed. 1984 blue boards in red d/w. Faded at Spine, otherwise excellent copy. 384pp. A novel of faith and passion in 17C france. Translated by Erik J. Friis. Introduction by Monica Setterwall. Library of Nordic Literature.'