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The Master of Penrose [Here Comers a Candle]

By Hodge, Jane Aiken

New York: Dell, 1973. Originally published in 1967 as "Here Comes a Candle". Pbk. As New.

$10.00

The Borgia Testament

By Balchin, Nigel

London: Fontana, 1961. Novel about Cesare Borgia (vintage pbk). Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$7.50

Red Adam's Lady
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Red Adam's Lady

By Ingram, Grace

London: Collins, 1973. "A turbulent blend of love and war, romance and treachery, castles and battles,chivalry and murder" Well written and exiting novel set in the early Middle ages.". 1st.UK Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$500.00

Daughters of Fire

By Erskine, Barbara

London: HarperCollins, 2007. "This sweeping new novel...switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women.The Romans are landing in Britannia...Cartimandua, the young woman destined to rule the great Brigantes tribe, watches the invaders come ever closer. Her life has always been a maelstrom of love, conflict and revenge, but it only becomes more turbulent and complicated with power. Her political skills are threatened by her personal choices, and Cartimandua finds she has made formidable enemies on all sides as she faces a decision which will change the futures of all around her.In the present day, historian Viv Lloyd Rees has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. Viv struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. But her obsession becomes more persistent when she finds an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Bitter rivalries and overwhelming passions are reawakened as past envelops present and Viv finds herself in the greatest danger of her life.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare & Smythe Mystery)
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Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare & Smythe Mystery)

By Hawke, Simon

New York: Forge Books, 2002. Third book in the Shakespeare Murder mystery series. Shakesperare and Smythe are at it again in a literary mystery tale set in the world of the Elizabethan theater.The plague is in town and the theaters are closed by royal decree, so even though fledgling playwright Will Shakespeare and would-be thespian and part-time ostler Symington Smythe are now fully ensconced members of a theater company, the two inadvertent shamuses of the stage world are once again, at least temporarily, out of work.To make ends meet, Smythe resorts to smithing while Will becomes a poet for hire involved with the affairs of a certain dark lady . . . until entertainment-starved London is rocked by an apparent crime of passion with all of the requisite elements of a Greek tragedy.But life is never as simple as a stagebound construct, and in their new adventure the detective duo quickly find themselves involved in an affair that makes Much Ado About Murder.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$17.50

King Arthur's Bones
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King Arthur's Bones

By Medieval Murderers

London: Simon & Schuster UK, 2009. Medieval murder and mayhem collectively exposed by Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden and Ian Morson "1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below the ground. Inscribed on it are the words: Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius ...Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could this really be the legendary King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere? As the monks debate the implications of this extraordinary discovery, the bones disappear - spirited away by the mysterious Guardians, determined to keep King Arthur's remains safe until the legend is fulfilled and he returns to protect his country in in the hour of its greatest need. A missing right hand. A gang of ruthless bodysnatchers. Brother accused of killing brother. As the secret of the bones' hiding place is passed from generation to generation, those entrusted to safeguard the king's remains must withstand treachery, theft, blackmail and murder in order to keep the legend intact." . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$10.00

My Lady Judge (Burren Series)
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My Lady Judge (Burren Series)

By Harrison,Cora

London: Macmillan, 2007. On the first eve of May the people from the Burren climbed Mullaghmore Mountain to celebrate the festival through the night. But one man did not return through the grey dawn to the safety of his home. When mara, a woman appointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge and lawgiver to the stony kingdom, came to investigate, she was met with a wall of silence.. Uncorrected Proof. Typescript. Fine.

$15.00

The Dream of Scipio
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The Dream of Scipio

By Pears, Iain

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 2002. . "May well be the best historical mystery ever written,"...so brilliantly constructed, the author himself describes it as "a complexity." ... the centuries are the fifth (the final days of the Roman Empire); the fourteenth (the years of the Black Death); and the twentieth (World War II). The setting for each is the same-Provence-and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, but what joins them thematically is an ancient text-"The Dream of Scipio"-a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? "Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless," warns one of Pears's characters.Signed on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. New/New.

$30.00

Hill of Bones
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Hill of Bones

By Medieval Murderers

London: Simon & Schuster UK, 2011. Medieval murder and mayhem collectively exposed by Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden and Ian Morson "Bath Abbey, 1199. The monks' peaceful existence is turned upside down when the Abbey's unpopular prior is found dead on Solsbury Hill. But when Sir Symon Cole and his wife, Gwenllian, arrive to investigate, they soon discover hear whisperings that prior has met with divine punishment. For it is said that on Solsbury Hill, only those who are pure in heart can survive a night when the moon is full. Determined to get to the bottom of the suspicious circumstances surrounding the prior's death, Gwenllian launches a daring investigation that puts her in great danger and Sir Symon accepts a challenge to visit the hill at night. Sacred treasures. Dangerous secrets. Plots against church, crown and government. Solsbury Hill continues to be the scene of murder, theft and conspiracy throughout the ages. But what will today's archaeologists make of the mysteries uncovered on this haunted site?" . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$10.00

Simon the Coldheart
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Simon the Coldheart

By Heyer,Georgette

New York: Buccaneer Books, 1951. Re-issue of medieval novel first published in1925. Clean crisp copy - looks unread . Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket (as issued).

$45.00

The Dragon and the Rose

By Daniell, David Scott

London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. Novel set in Florence during the Renaissance - written for young people. Illustrated by Sheila Stratton. . Reprint. Laminated Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Sheila Stratton. .

$17.50

Death to the French

By Forester C.S.

London: Pan, 1963. "A superb and compelling novel of a rifleman's courage and resource in singlehanded war against the forces of Napoleon.". Reprint. Pbk. Fine.

$7.50

Jerusalem

By Holland, Cecelia

New York: Forge., 1995. "... a remarkable novel about the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem--an epic of war and political intrigue, of passion and religious fervor set in the Holy Land in A.D. 1187.". 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$12.50

The Kings in Winter

By Holland, Cecelia

London: Futura., 1975. Fictinal biography of Brian Boru. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$10.00

The Gun

By Forester C.S.

London: Pan, 1987. Abandoned by the Spanish Army as it retreated from the French during the Peninsular War, ragged, defiant, they dragged the huge cannon across half of Spain. An unforgettable story of a young officer and a band of Guerilla fighters pitted against Napoleon's Armies. Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine.

$5.00

The Golden Galleon

By Suthren, Victor

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. The second of the seafaring adventures of Edward Mainwaring - a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy sent on a Caribbean mission in 1741."This novel continues the story of Edward Mainwaring the a young American Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, who was first portrayed in "Royal Yankee". He is now in command of a man-of-war in the Caribbean and sets off in pursuit of a Spanish ship which has kidnapped the woman he loves.' (For fans of CS Forester & Patrick O'Brian) . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$20.00

The Uncrowned King

By Orczy, Baroness

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. Neat text block, but the blue cloth cover has faded to grey and is somwhat shelf worn Name of previus owner on title page and page 1. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$12.50

Brother Dusty Feet

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961. This is the story of Hugh Copplestone, who lived in Devon during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. When his father died, Hugh and his beloved dog Argos had to go to live with his Aunt Alison, who did not like either boys or dogs. When she threatened Argos, Hugh ran away. Hoping to get to the University at Oxford, as his father had done before him, instead he fell in with a band of wandering players and had a year of adventure, travel and learning before finding a new home. (Donor inscription on ffep. else fine) . Re-issue. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Illus.C.Walter Hodges.

$40.00

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

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