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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Jane Austen: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 4.35 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Locomotion: The Railway Revolution

by Nicholas Faith

"The effects of the railways on society are too universal and long-lasting to be compressed within a single volume. Like some many-headed Hindu god they contain life and death, creation and destruction, squalor and magnificence. All I can do is to sketch some of the more interesting aspects, to provide my readers with food for thought, to enable them to look more closely, not so much at the railways they use, as at the townscape and landscape around them, and to detect their still all-pervasive influence."Written alongside a BBC2 series, Locomotion examines the extensive impact of railways on the modern world.From opening up new connections and opportunities for commerce, their influence was vast, pervasive and exhilarating – propelled by industrial innovation and heralding the beginning...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

The Tragic Tale of William Papper (Mike Covell True Crime Book 2)

by Mike Covell

During the cold winter of 1881 the Rising Sun, a fishing smack, sailed from Hull. The vessel was captained by Osmond Otto Brand, and on board was a fourteen year old fisherlad named William Papper. When the vessel returned in January 1882, poor William Papper's parents waited on the dockside for their son, but the apprentice never returned. According to all on board, William was lost at sea.Eventually cracks began to show, crew members began to talk, and the whole terrifying truth was revealed. William Papper was murdered at sea by Osmond Otto Brand.Now, for the first time in print, the entire story of William Papper, Osmond Otto Brand, and the Rising Sun can be told. From the police investigation, to the public outrage, featuring historical primary sources, contemporary newspapers, a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Kill the Stuart

by Ronald Bassett

When Bonnie Prince Charlie roused the Highlands in revolt in 1745, an ill-prepared English army marched north. Major Thomas Margery, of His Majesty’s 2nd Regiment of foot guards, is sent to Scotland with secret orders to kill the Young Pretender. Facing danger from Government troops and spies, as well as suspicious clansmen who support the Pretender, Margery masquerades as a deserter and to further his disguise, he agrees to take on his Scottish contacts daughter-in-law and her son. Isobel MacDonald, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Highlander who is fighting for the Pretender Margery intends to kill, becomes his reliable companion as he travels through the highlands. Keen to kill the Pretender while his army is in its infancy, Margery sets off across Scotland with Isobel. Their tr...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, British, European
Size: 242 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Tiny Pieces of Hope: A WW2 Historical Novel, Based on the True Story of a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

by Wilhelmina

A young child who survived the Holocaust by using her imagination and resourcefulnessWilhelmina was born into the raging World War II. Her Father was forced to abandon the family and escape Poland to avoid enlisting in the army, and as a result, her mother and grandmother decided to flee from the soon to be occupied Krakow.Once in Uzbekistan, Wilhelmina’s mother knew the only way to survive starvation is by trading merchandise on the black market, even though it meant she was in constant threat of being caught and deported to Siberia.After her mother was arrested by the soviet N.K.W.D , Wilhelmina’s grandmother took her to a Pravoslavic orphanage and left her there.Starving, lonely and deserted, Wilhelmina had to rely on her cleverness and imagination, which enabled her to picture food...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, World
Size: 275 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

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In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction, Inspirational, Regency, European, Historical
Size: 157 pages
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Notes on Arthurian Literature

by Bruce Macfarlane

This book presents the results of an examination into the origins of King Arthur and the historical events associated with him and includes discussions on the problems with dating in the Dark Ages and the influences of external environmental and astronomical events. The book also investigate the Celtic origins of the Grail stories and the significance of their appearance at the time of the crusades after the second fall of Jerusalem in 1187 and their re-emergence in Malory’s Mort D’Arthur following the destruction of Constantinople in 1454.Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge and reference the books, papers and authors I have used in my book and these are now highlighted and linked in the text by either the Bibliography number or in the case of footnotes, highlighted by an ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
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