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Land of the Fathers
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Price: Free! Words: 6,350. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
Circumstances brought them to England. A small farming community brought them peace. A deep sense of longing and purpose gave them reason to stay. Home can be anywhere you find love, so they say. Roots dig deep when you belong.
The Playmakers
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Price: Free! Words: 100,560. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It’s the biggest lie in the English language. Four hundred years of duping the world. A tale of corruption, passion, murder - and our greatest literary works. Two remarkable men, the frenzied times they lived in and the fixated people around them. William Shakespeare. Christopher Marlowe. One is the real playwright. The other is the stooge. Which is which? ‘The Playmakers’. The novel that reveals
The Prince of Alexandria
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Price: Free! Words: 89,430. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
Egypt is on the brink of civil war. It's not present day but 1882, when an American journalist and British soldier meet in Alexandria and form a lifelong friendship. The journalist finds the big story he's been searching for. The soldier, Benjamin Worthington finds love.
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. Druid & Iceni
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Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
69AD, and the Romans have been lords of the southern part of Britain for over twenty years. Knowing their eyes are forever northward, the Brigante King Venutius decides to send two of his young sons north to safety. Sewell, a northern druid, must first locate the boys, then get them safe to his homeland in the Caledonii nation. It is a dangerous journey into hostile lands He cannot fail.
Spearhavoc & other short tales (Alternative Histories:1066)
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Price: Free! Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The year 1066 is one of the most famous in World history, but the conquest of England was far from inevitable. Here, a collection of seven short stories describe a wide range of alternative endings. These are just a few of the many ways in which the outcome, which still affects us all today a millennium later, could have been dramatically different.
Christmas Ghosts - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?
Hathy l'éléphant
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: French. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
C'est un conte au parfum d'Angleterre victorienne et coloniale, et pourtant ce pourrait être une histoire à raconter dans le temps de Noël au cours de laquelle on fera des rencontres inattendues qui rappelleront des souvenirs à bon nombres d'entre nous.
The Book of Jodie
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Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
In 1973, a stubborn, self-confident English teenager is caught kissing another boy and forced to see a psychiatrist.
Pursuit of Passy
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Price: Free! Words: 76,610. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A thrilling novel of a man hunt with a nation's existence at stake.
The Lament of Sir Galahad
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A short story of a day on the journey of Sir Galahad during the quest for the Holy Grail. The story tells of his father Sir Lancelot and how Sir Galahad came to be in the Knights of the Round Table.
Love & Sorrow
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Price: Free! Words: 49,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
'Love & Sorrow' is a moving, epic saga that brilliantly captures the turbulent history of the first half of the twentieth century.
The Broken Poppy
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Price: Free! Words: 29,710. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Remembering all those who died in WWI on it's 100th anniversary.
A Tale of Two Cities
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Price: Free! Words: 140,230. Language: Australian English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a special reading program devised by journalist Dave McKay. The program paraphrases classic novels, primarily targeting people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. 1700 different English words are used in "A Tale of Two Cities".
Torc
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Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Coinneach, the might king of the Durotriges, is dead. His son, Ruadh, is king. Before his death, Coinneach made a pact with the Romans, who are now coming to meet the new king. Ruadh longs for peace and intends to honour the pact. However, the procurator, Decimus, has decided the Durotriges need bringing in line. What will Ruadh do?
A Sweet Blitz
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
'A Sweet Blitz’ is a short but sweet wartime fable. A young girl, Sarah, is given some advice from her mother: ‘never accept gifts when you do somebody a favour’, advice which Sarah subsequently ignores given the lure of chocolate. Haunted by paranoia and guilt, Sarah eventually seeks solace in the forbidden bounty that drove her mad. She is appalled by what she finds, finally learning her lesson.
166
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Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: Australian English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
166 is a dark, horrific short story about the 7/7 London bombings- from the perspective of thee home ground terrorist Germaine Lindsay. A deep, realistic portrayal of a man's last thoughts before murdering countless people.
Arthur Rhyfelfawr
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Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
King Arthur prequel! Excerpt from priest's court log, Aberffraw: "I am Arthur, son of King Uthr of the Pecsa. I pledge my loyalty in all things until such time as I am able to return to my homeland and avenge my father." The boy is scrawny but forthright. I would wager he would have made an excellent holy man, and he will make for a terrifying king if he ever carves out a kingdom.
Blackwater
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Price: Free! Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a time when death is common, life is cheap and superstition rife, anyone can find their world torn apart by gossip and accusations. Can one lonely girl find the love and companionship she craves? Or will her heart lead her into more danger than she can imagine?
Die laaste groet
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Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Gaslight
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Price: Free! Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance. But things don't go quite to plan...