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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Paperback): Emma Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel (Paperback)
Emma Orczy; Edited by Nicholas Daly
R230 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Is he in heaven?-Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel? Sir Percy Blakeney lives a double life in the England of 1792: at home he is an idle fop and a leader of fashion, but in abroad he is the Scarlet Pimpernel, a master of disguise who saves aristocrats from the guillotine. When the revolutionary French state seeks to unmask him, Percy's estranged, independent wife, Marguerite, unwittingly sets their agent on her husband's track. Percy's escapades, and Marguerite's daring journey to France to save him from the guillotine, keep the reader turning the pages of Baroness Orczy's well-paced romantic adventure. Written in just five weeks in 1903, Baroness Emma Orczy's bestseller has been the basis of multiple adaptations. Rooted in the upheaval of Orczy's Hungarian childhood, and in the anxious nationalism of turn-of-the-century Britain, the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel provided a blueprint not only for subsequent historical swashbucklers, but for superheroes from Zorro to Superman. The edition places the book The Scarlet Pimpernel within the context of the elite and popular literature of the turn of the century. Orczy's novel is close in kin to such contemporary political thrillers as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent (1907); tales that channelled contemporary concerns about refugees and enemies within.

London's Late Night Scandal (Paperback): Anabelle Bryant London's Late Night Scandal (Paperback)
Anabelle Bryant
R155 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R28 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Hidden Village (Paperback): Imogen Matthews The Hidden Village (Paperback)
Imogen Matthews
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
VOLUME SEVEN: The Hundred Days / Blue at the Mizzen/ The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (Abridged, Standard format,... VOLUME SEVEN: The Hundred Days / Blue at the Mizzen/ The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Patrick O'Brian; Read by Robert Hardy
R377 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R85 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At the time of his death, Patrick O'Brian had begun to write a novel to follow on from Blue at the Mizzen. These are the chapters he had completed of the final voyage that have been recorded for the audiobook of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin - the greatest friendship of modern literature For the first time ever Patrick O'Brian's famous and much-loved Aubrey-Maturin novels will be available on audio CD which have been split into seven collections. Follow the adventures of Jack Aubrey and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. Theirs is one of the greatest friendships in all literature. These collections are a perfect tribute to such a literary achievement and a perfect gift for the O'Brian enthusiast. Collection Seven contains The Hundred Days, Blue at the Mizzen and The final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey, newly recorded for this collection and read by Sir Robert Hardy.

The Cost of Dying (Paperback): Peter Brandvold The Cost of Dying (Paperback)
Peter Brandvold
R166 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R41 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Harold the King (Paperback): Richard Rowley Harold the King (Paperback)
Richard Rowley
R243 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R42 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Forgiveness Road (Hardcover): Mandy Mikulencak Forgiveness Road (Hardcover)
Mandy Mikulencak
R461 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R138 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mercerian Tales - Stories of the Past (Paperback): Paul J Bennett Mercerian Tales - Stories of the Past (Paperback)
Paul J Bennett
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Drift Fence Lib/E - A Western Story (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Zane Grey The Drift Fence Lib/E - A Western Story (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Zane Grey
R1,641 R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Save R521 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Summer Country (Standard format, CD): Lauren Willig The Summer Country (Standard format, CD)
Lauren Willig; Read by Nicola Barber
R733 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R217 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Summer Country Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Lauren Willig The Summer Country Lib/E (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Lauren Willig; Read by Nicola Barber
R1,106 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R339 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
At the Table of Wolves (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Kay Kenyon At the Table of Wolves (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Kay Kenyon
R217 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R69 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets Agent Carter meets X-Men in this classic British espionage story where a young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England. In 1936, there are paranormal abilities that have slowly seeped into the world, brought to the surface by the suffering of the Great War. The research to weaponize these abilities in England has lagged behind Germany, but now it's underway at an ultra-secret site called Monkton Hall. Kim Tavistock, a woman with the talent of the spill-drawing out truths that people most wish to hide-is among the test subjects at the facility. When she wins the confidence of caseworker Owen Cherwell, she is recruited to a mission to expose the head of Monkton Hall-who is believed to be a German spy. As she infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of England's fascist sympathizers, she encounters dangerous opponents, including the charismatic Nazi officer Erich von Ritter, and discovers a plan to invade England. No one believes an invasion of the island nation is possible, not Whitehall, not even England's Secret Intelligence Service. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and only one woman, without connections or training, wielding her talent of the spill and her gift for espionage, can stop it.

The Glovemaker (Hardcover): Ann Weisgarber The Glovemaker (Hardcover)
Ann Weisgarber 1
R483 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R99 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lancelot (Paperback): Giles Kristian Lancelot (Paperback)
Giles Kristian 1
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Conn Iggulden has called it 'a masterpiece' while The Times has hailed it 'a gorgeous, rich retelling of the Arthurian tale' . . . The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone his talents and begin his journey to manhood. He will meet Guinevere, a wild, proud and beautiful girl, herself outcast because of her gift. And he will be dazzled by Arthur, a warrior who carries the hopes of a people like fire in the dark. But these are times of struggle and blood, when even friendship and love seem doomed to fail. The gods are vanishing beyond the reach of dreams. Treachery and jealousy rule men's hearts and the fate of Britain itself rests on a sword's edge. But the young renegade who left his home in Benoic with just a hunting bird and dreams of revenge is now a lord of war. He is a man loved and hated, admired and feared. A man forsaken but not forgotten. He is Lancelot. Set in a 5th century Britain besieged by invading bands of Saxons and Franks, Irish and Picts, Giles Kristian's epic new novel tells - in Lancelot's own words - the story of the most revered yet reviled of all Arthur's knights, the warrior who fought at his lord's side - yet stole his wife. This is the story of the of one of the great figures of British myth and legend - a story ready to be re-imagined for our times.

The Book and the Sword (Paperback): Louis Cha The Book and the Sword (Paperback)
Louis Cha; Translated by Graham Earnshaw; Edited by Rachel May, John Minford
R473 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R109 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A lost city in the desert, wolf packs, a book, and, of course, a sword... The Book and the Sword was Louis Cha's first novel, published in 1955, and quickly established him as one of the new masters of the wuxia genre. The novel is panoramic in scope and includes the fantastical elements for which Cha is well-known: secret societies, kung fu masters, a lost desert city guarded by wolf packs, and the mysterious Fragrant Princess, an embellishment of an actual historical figure - although whether she actually smelled of flowers, we will never know. Further to that Cha revives the legend about the great eighteenth-century Manchu Emperor Qian Long which claims that he was in fact not a Manchu but a Han Chinese as a result of a baby swap. The Book and the Sword is a rip-roaring tale of Chinese kung fu masters battling it out for the future of the Chinese empire and control of central Asia.

The Irishman's Daughter (Paperback): V S Alexander The Irishman's Daughter (Paperback)
V S Alexander
R306 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R83 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Flashman and the Mountain of Light (Paperback, New edition): George MacDonald Fraser Flashman and the Mountain of Light (Paperback, New edition)
George MacDonald Fraser
R234 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R62 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britannia’s ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier – and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: ‘I’ll swim in blood first!’ Alas, though, for poor Flashy, there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the debauched and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers or the baleful influence of the Mountain of Light.

The Call of the Wild and Other Stories (Paperback): Jack London The Call of the Wild and Other Stories (Paperback)
Jack London
R306 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R94 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Powerful stories about the will to survive. In Call of the Wild, Buck, a domesticated dog, is stolen from his home in California and sold into sled dog slavery during the 1890s Klondike gold rush in Alaska. Forced to shed the comforts of civilization, he reverts to more primitive instincts and emerges as the leader of the pack. White Fang, published before Call of the Wild, is the companion novel about a wild wolf dog who is adopted by a human and eventually domesticated. Also included are The Sea-Wolf and many short stories centered on Alaska and the Far North. Jack London's classic tales-often told from the animal's viewpoint-have been popular for decades and will add a bit of gold to your Word Cloud collection.

Warrior of Woden (Hardcover): Matthew Harffy Warrior of Woden (Hardcover)
Matthew Harffy 1
R453 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R90 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

AD 642. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the fifth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Oswald has reigned over Northumbria for eight years and Beobrand has led the king to ever greater victories. Rewarded for his fealty and prowess in battle, Beobrand is now a wealthy warlord, with a sizable warband. Tales of Beobrand's fearsome black-shielded warriors and the great treasure he has amassed are told throughout the halls of the land. Many are the kings who bow to Oswald. And yet there are those who look upon his realm with a covetous eye. And there is one ruler who will never kneel before him. When Penda of Mercia, the great killer of kings, invades Northumbria, Beobrand is once more called upon to stand in an epic battle where the blood of many will be shed in defence of the kingdom. But in this climactic clash between the pagan Penda and the Christian Oswald there is much more at stake than sovereignty. This is a battle for the very souls of the people of Albion. What readers are saying about the series: 'Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this' ANGUS DONALD, author of The Outlaw Chronicles. 'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY. 'Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN.

The Iron King (Paperback, Epub Edition): Maurice Druon The Iron King (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Maurice Druon 1
R241 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R84 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the original game of thrones George R.R. Martin

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin s epic work.

Accursed Accursed You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation

The Iron King Philip the Fair is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.

A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty "

Magnus and the Crossroads Brotherhood (Hardcover, Main): Robert Fabbri Magnus and the Crossroads Brotherhood (Hardcover, Main)
Robert Fabbri
R394 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R101 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Marcus Salvius Magnus, leader of the Southern Quirinal Crossroads Brotherhood, has long dominated his part of Rome's criminal underworld. From rival gangs and unpaid debts to rigged chariot races and blood feuds - if you have a problem, Magnus is the man to solve it. He'll do everything in his power to preserve his grip on the less-travelled back alleys of Rome, and of course, make a profit. But while Magnus inhabits the underbelly of the city, his patron, Gaius Vespasius Pollo, moves in a different circle. As a senator, he needs men like Magnus to do his dirty work as he manoeuvres his way deeper into the imperial court... In these thrilling tales from the bestselling Vespasian series, spanning from the rule of Tiberius through the bloody savagery of Caligula to the coming of Nero, Robert Fabbri exposes a world of violence, mayhem and murder that echos down the ages.

The Fields of Death (Wellington and Napoleon 4) (Paperback): Simon Scarrow The Fields of Death (Wellington and Napoleon 4) (Paperback)
Simon Scarrow 1
R224 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R37 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

THE FIELDS OF DEATH is the epic final novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. While Wellington's success continues in Spain, Napoleon feels the sting of failure. Yet despite a disastrous Russian campaign and humiliating defeat at Leipzig, he persists in fighting on. With Napoleon's power waning, the newly titled Duke of Wellington is perfectly placed to crush the tyrant. But his enemy refuses to surrender, and so the two giants must face a final reckoning on the bloody battlefield of Waterloo...

The Alexander Cipher (Paperback): Will Adams The Alexander Cipher (Paperback)
Will Adams 2
R257 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R70 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Non stop adventure and death defying chases in Will Adam's outstanding debut novel. It's 318 BC in the deserts of Libya, and Alexander the Great is buried as only a God should be, placed in a golden Sarcophagus in a catacomb of chambers, each packed with diamonds, rubies and gold. This was how he should have remained, but time waits for no-one. 2007 and underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox has been on the trail of Alexander's Gold ever since he can remember. When a tomb is uncovered on the construction site of a new hotel, Daniel believes he has found the clue to what he has been working towards for years. But the discovery has alerted two of the most dangerous men in the world, and Daniel is now a marked man.

The Bookworm - A Novel (Hardcover): Mitch Silver The Bookworm - A Novel (Hardcover)
Mitch Silver
R498 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R50 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dark Age - (Dark Age Book 2) (Paperback): James Wilde Dark Age - (Dark Age Book 2) (Paperback)
James Wilde 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Bridging the gap between 'Game of Thrones' and Bernard Cornwell comes the second chapter in James Wilde's epic adventure of betrayal, battle and bloodshed . . . It is AD 367, and Roman Britain has fallen to the vast barbarian horde which has invaded from the north. Towns burn, the land is ravaged and the few survivors flee. The army of Rome - once the most effective fighting force in the world - has been broken, its spirit lost and its remaining troops shattered. Yet for all the darkness, there is hope. And it rests with one man. His name is Lucanus who they call the Wolf. He is a warrior, and he wears the ancient crown of the great war leader, Pendragon, and he wields a sword bestowed upon him by the druids. With a small band of trusted followers, Lucanus ventures south to Londinium where he hopes to bring together an army and make a defiant stand against the invader. But within the walls of that great city there are others waiting on his arrival - hidden enemies who want more than anything to possess the great secret that has been entrusted to his care. To seize it would give them power beyond imagining. To protect it will require bravery and sacrifice beyond measure. And to lose it would mean the end of everything worth fighting for. Before Camelot. Before Excalibur. Before all you know of King Arthur. Here is the beginning of that legend . . .

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