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ISBN 0747582750


This is a fast-paced murder-mystery thriller set in a friary in 14th century Italy. If you enjoy this, you could also try In the Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)


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ISBN 0439955335


We've all heard the legends about King Arthur, but this book turns them on their head by showing what Arthur was really like before he became the stuff of legends and how those around him helped him 'create' his legend.


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ISBN 0330443119


Set at the time of the Crusades, this gives you a realistic picture of what life might have been like at the time - and raises many questions about religious warfare.


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ISBN 0747561249


Hannah can't wait to join her sister in London, not realising the horror that awaits them both as the Plague starts to sweep through their district. Lively and absorbing with a realistic sense of what the Plague meant to those who lived, and died, in those times.


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ISBN 1842552902


Coriander lives in seventeenth century London. Her mother has died and her father has gone away, leaving her in the care of her Puritanical stepmother. Coriander escapes only when she discovers she is half fairy - but that is when her adventures really begin.


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ISBN 0747550093


This is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you close the book. A haunting look at the witch trials of the C18th. The sequel is The Sorceress. If you enjoy these, you could also try The Merrybegot which is equally tense and dramatic.


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ISBN 0340944064


Jupiter Williams is living a life of privelege as a young black student in Clapham, London. But it's 1803 and there is another world where poor black communities along the River Thames struggle to survive - and when his younger brother disappears there, it is up to Jupiter to find him.


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ISBN 0747568987


A clever, original story set on Alcatraz Island at the time of Al Capone. Moose finds himself caught up in a laundry scam involving the island's famous prisoners, but he already has other problems to deal with at home.


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