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1. Star of India - Alice Perrin

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Stella Carrington, young and beautiful, feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts. A casual flirtation shocks and horrifies the elderly ladies, and they summon Robert Crayfield, her godfather, who is an officer in the Indian Civil Service, to make suitable arrangements for her to be a missionary or governess. But, tantalized by her beauty and disregarding the difference in their ages, he offers to marry her instead, scandalizing the village.

Stella, indifferent to romance, is most excited by the prospect of going to India that her marriage offers. Once there, she is enthralled at the beauty and mystery of the subcontinent, but increasingly disenchanted by her husband, who is only interested in her as a whet to his sensual appetites. When the young, handsome Philip Flint is posted as a junior officer in the same town, for the first time, she is forced to consider her own desires and duties.

Alice Perrin writes of Anglo-Indian life during the Raj era with great detail and sympathy, drawing compelling characters who love and despair, feel jealousy and doubt. Once a popular writer with many bestsellers to her credit, she is now being rediscovered for her memorable romances and ghost stories set in India at the turn of the twentieth century.

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2. Winter's Bite - Hannah Parry

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Winner of the Children's 12+ Fiction Category at Winchester Writer's Conference, UK. 2012. Through her own recklessness, headstrong Isabella Rockwell (15), raised entirely in India in the 19th century, loses the two people she loves most in the world. Sent to England, she must recreate herself to fit in with the street children who become her family in everything but name. But when the safety of a rich new aquaintance, Alix (14), comes under threat, Isabella must look to the harsh lessons of her past. Instead of taking advantage of Alix, will Isabella put her own needs aside, and cast herself into mortal danger to save her friend? Or will she leave Alix to her fate? A fate tied up with Isabella's own. A fate which will have consequences far beyond those Isabella could ever have imagined.

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3. Fever Quest - Hannah Parry

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A tale of loyalty, betrayal... and the painful cost of doing the right thing. Sixteen year old Isabella lives in 19th century India where her father is missing in action. With her street-urchin friend Midge, she sets out on a mission to find him, while delivering an vital malaria cure on the way. But when the two get caught up in the malevolent plans of a diamond mogul, everyone's fate depends upon Isabella. She can only save her friend and the countless sick who are in jeopardy if she can find the courage to put others before herself... Fever Quest is an exciting action-packed historical drama aimed at the 11+ marketplace.

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4. Dearest Cousin Jane - Jill Pitkeathley

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5. The Devil's Acre - Matthew Plampin

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6. The Mark of the Pasha - Michael Pearce

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7. The Last Days Of George Vancouver, RN - Ron Palmer

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Britain's interest in the Northwest coast of America had been enlivened during the late eighteenth century showing little regard to Spain's blanket claim for the whole coast from Cape Horn to the very north of America. Britain was determined to establish as their own, claim to the fur trade and whaling industry. Tensions arose between the two countries and Britain mobilised her fleet in preparation of hostilities breaking out, this became known as the Spanish Armament. Tensions eased by negotiation and Britain gained equal trading rights and posts on the Northwest Coast north of any Spanish settlements, this became known as the Nootka Sound Agreement. An expedition was prepared with two ships fitting out. George Vancouver was given command, his professionalism in chart and surveying work during his time in the West Indies noted by the Admiralty. The expedition sailed on all Fools' day 1791 and returned 17th September 1795. Although Vancouver suffered from acute ill-health a thorough survey of the Southwest coast of Australia, and the whole west coast of America from just north of San Francisco to the Aleutian Islands was undertaken. He carried out the diplomatic meeting with the Spanish commissioner on the terms of the Nootka Sound Agreement and negotiation with the Hawaiian chiefs for the islands to become a protectorate of Great Britain. Alas for all these credible achievements he was never recognised until long after his death.

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8. The Icecutter's Daughter - Tracie Peterson

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9. The Quarryman's Bride - Tracie Peterson

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10. The Queen and Lord M - Jean Plaidy

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On the morning of 20 June 1837, an eighteen-year-old girl is called from her bed to be told that she is Queen of England. The Victorian age has begun. The young queen's first few years are beset with court scandal and malicious gossip, the eternal conflict between Victoria and her mother, and her hatred for Sir John Conroy, her mother's close friend. Then there is the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne - Lord M - worldly cynic and constant companion to the queen, and her guiding light - until the dashing Prince Albert appears and she falls hopelessly in love.

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