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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Candle in the Dark

    A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little br... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Ghost Light in the Attic

    When Tom and Bridget come to Bridgeford Hall at first they think it might be haunted. And they are terrified when they s... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    The Girl from Hard Times Hill

    When Megan's father finally returns from Occupied Germany in the years following World War II, she should be pleased - s... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Night Run

    Amritsar, India, 1919. A city on the verge of meltdown, as tensions between the local people and the British colonial ru... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Casting the Gods Adrift

    A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351-1354 BC. Tutmose and Ibrim's father, the animal dealer, is commanded by the... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Across the Roman Wall

    The minute that Marubetta meets Lucius, she hates him - pompous, stuck-up nephew of a Roman official! He thinks that, as... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The Lost King: Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

    Edward IV has died, leaving his 12-year-old son as king. But England has been torn apart by the Wars of the Roses. Nobod... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Spymaster

    Working in the dark shadows of Elizabeth I's glory, the spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham protects his queen with plots, ... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Thieves of Pudding Lane: A story of the Great Fire of London

    Gripping historical adventure set during the Great Fire of London. A young boy orphaned by the Plague learns to survive... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    The Ghost of the Trenches and other stories

    As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories round it, to speak of the s... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    The National Archives: Titanic Unclassified

    Titanic Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the events of one of the most tragic disasters a... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Warrior Heroes: The Knight's Enemies

    Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to stop the castle of Sir William Malory falling and prevent the death... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Warrior Heroes: The Viking's Revenge

    Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to retrieve the stolen sword, Blood Hunter and rewrite the past. Fa... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Warrior Heroes: The Samurai's Assassin

    Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to prevent Tatsushi, a brave Samurai warrior, from making a fatal mist... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Warrior Heroes: The Gladiator's Victory

    Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn as they try to convince a powerful gladiator to escape the confinement... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    The Dance of Death

    As the Black Death devastates England, wiping out whole villages, Adam and his older brother Will try to survive the new... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Final Victory

    Final Victory is the thought-provoking story of young boys who are caught up in the propaganda machine of Hitler's Germa... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    A Slip in Time

    A Slip in Time is the story of an ordinary boy who gets mixed up in some extraordinary events. When Jack sets out to the... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Blitz Boys

    A story set in London during the Blitz. With Gernan planes blitzing London, the wreckage can be an exciting place to pla... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Mission to Marathon

    A story set in Ancient Greece. When news reaches Athens that Persian ships are about to invade Greece at Marathon, Phili... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    A Ghost-light in the Attic

    Tim and Bridget follow Elinor back into her time - the 17th century. There begins the most frightening - and exciting - ... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    No Stone Unturned

    Kelly, a Traveller girl, is isolated and unhappy at her new school. Until the hot summer day when she meets Ben. Ben o... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Better than Gold

    Egfrid is the prince of Bernicia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. When he is captured by Penda, King of Mercia during a raid, al... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Bring Out the Banners

    An office worker and an aristocratic young lady become unlikely friends as they work together for women's right to vote.... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Katy Parker and the House that Cried

    When Katy is assigned a history project on World War Two, she moans and groans with the rest of her class. Work? During ... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Land of the Gods: The Romans are coming...

    A laugh-out-loud comedy from popular author Sally Prue, taking a light hearted look at the clash of cultures in Roman Br... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Warrior Heroes: The Pharaoh's Charioteer

    Join Arthur and Finn as they travel back to ancient Egypt to discover dangerous rivalries, and a prince and princess wit... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Warrior Heroes: The Spartan's March

    Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to change the life of one Spartan soldier and make sure he saves his f... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Shield Maiden

    The story of King Alfred's daughter Aetheflaed the King battles the Vikings. The gripping story of King Alfred's daught... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery

    A thrilling mix of Sherlock Holmes and Ancient Greece from bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, with stunning illustratio... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Revolt Against the Romans

    Roman and Celtic cultures collide in this thrilling adventure about the Roman conquest of Britain. Written by bestsellin... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Secret of the Oracle: An Ancient Greek Mystery

    The second book in the ancient Greek Mysteries series, a thrilling follow up to Mark of the Cyclops, is a mix of Sherloc... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Attack of the Vikings

    Finn wants to be a Viking warrior, and seek adventure and glory in far-off lands, not become chieftan of a farming vill... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    Pirates of Poseidon: An Ancient Greek Mystery

    A thrilling mix of Sherlock Holmes and ancient Greece from bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, with stunning illustratio... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Copper Treasure

    Aspiring radio and TV presenters should benefit from the guidance provided by accomplished presenter, Janet Trewin. Pres... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    The First King of England: The Story of Athelstan

    The Saxon King Athelstan is trying to unite the kingdom of England for the first time, aided by his body-servant Edwin, ... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Stone Street

    Each book in this series tells what it was like to live at a different time in history. This book is set in Saxon Englan... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    The Silver Hand

    This brand new, thrilling adventure from bestselling 'Horrible Histories' author Terry Deary brings the closing days of ... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    Shadow of the Centaurs: An Ancient Greek Mystery

    The fourth book in the ancient Greek Mysteries series is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and ancient Greece from bestselling au... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad

    Written by bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, this fast-paced story is set in the Islamic Golden Age when Baghdad was t... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Winter of the Wolves: The Anglo-Saxon Age is Dawning

    The history and partnership of the Angles and Saxons are explored in this thrilling adventure about the trials and tribu... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Queen of Darkness: Boudica's army will rise...

    This gripping story set during the life of Queen Boudica brings the Key Stage 2 history curriculum to life. Perfect for ... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Mohinder's War

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Doodlebug Summer

    A story set during World War II. It is the summer of 1944. There have been no air raids for quite a while, and people ar... More

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