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81. The Battling Pilot (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Riveting, historical accounts of daredevils, pilots and brutal madmen that inspire many of today's cinematic blockbusters. Pilot Peter England's humdrum airplane routine is unexpectedly disrupted when his company reassigns him to transport some special passengers. But when his aircraft gets attacked by a mysterious fighter plane, Peter realizes he's transporting dangerous cargo - a princess seeking to turn the tide of a war! ''...these programs burst to life...'' Library Journal

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82. The Bawdy Basket An Elizabethan Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Edward Marston

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Theatre troupe Westfield s Men take on a new actor, Francis Quilter, after reaching new heights of success. But with the new member, brings new trouble. Quilter s father, Gerard, is on trial for the murder of an enemy, but he denies the charge and Nicholas Bracewell sets about proving his innocence. However, Bracewell s loyalty to Francis drives a wedge between the players. Who will clear the Quilter family name? On their quest for the truth, they stumble across an unlikely ally, who may just hold the answers they re looking for. ''''

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83. The Cross Maker - Jack A. Taylor

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First century Palestine is a hotbed of political, cultural and religious intrigue. Nazareth carpenter, Caleb ben Samson, and Roman Centurion Sestus Aurelius both want peace. Can the power of the cross and an unlikely partnership accomplish what nothing else has done? Caleb's friend, Yeshi may be the hidden key in a land longing for hope. In the Cross Maker, Jack Taylor weaves a tapestry of creative history, powerful characters, and dynamic dialogue to bring a shadowy world into life. In a land where tragedy is as common as dust the mystery of triumph peaks through.

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84. The Dakota Cipher (Large Print 16pt) - William Dietrich

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Ethan Gage wants to enjoy the fruits of victory after helping Napoleon win the Battle of Marengo. But an ill - advised tryst with Bonaparte's married sister has made that impossible. And the fantastic schemes of the wild Norwegian Magnus Bloodhammer soon have Ethan dodging hostile Indians on America's frontier. With President Thomas Jefferson's blessings, Ethan and Magnus embark upon an expedition into the Western wilderness - keeping their eyes open for woolly mammoths. But another prize secretly impels them: the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, allegedly carried to North America more than a century before Columbus. Across a landscape no white man has ever traversed, Gage's skills will be tested as never before - as he braves unimaginable peril en route to the most incredible discovery of all time.

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85. The Duchess - Danielle Stee;

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The incomparable Danielle Steel breaks new ground as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, where a high-born young woman is forced out into the world – and begins a journey of survival, sensuality and long-sought justice.

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86. The Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell

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The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no apparent heir. His wife is a born leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom. And she is without her greatest warrior and champion, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. An empty throne leaves the kingdom exposed to rival West Saxons and to the Vikings, who are on a bloody rampage once more. A hero is needed, a hero who has been in battle all his life, who can destroy the double threat to Mercia. A hero who will ultimately decide the fate of a nation...

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87. The English Girl - Margaret Leroy

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When seventeen-year-old Stella Whittaker is offered the chance to study at the Academy of Music in Vienna it’s a dream-come-true. Seduced by the elegant beauty of the city, Stella explores the magnificent palaces, gardens and fashionable coffee houses, and after a chance meeting in an art gallery, falls in love with Harri Reznik, a young Jewish doctor. But as the threat of war casts a dark shadow over Europe, Stella soon discovers that both the household where she lives and the city she has come to call home are not as welcoming as they once seemed…

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88. The False Virgin - The Medieval Murderers

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AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin, dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in a chapel, butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could her saintly deeds have been mistakenly attributed to her, and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin?

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89. The Fatal Tree - Jake Arnott

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London, the 1720s. Welcome to 'Romeville', the underworld of that great city. The financial crash sees the rise of Jonathan Wild, self-styled 'Thief-taker General' who purports to keep the peace while brutally controlling organised crime. Only two people truly defy him: Jack Sheppard, apprentice turned house-breaker, and his lover, the notorious whore and pickpocket Edgworth Bess. From the condemned cell at Newgate, Bess gives her account of how she and Jack formed the most famous criminal partnership of their age; rousing the mob of Romeville against its corrupt master. Bess dictates her narrative to Billy Archer, an aspiring poet, who has his own story of treachery and doomed romance to deliver.

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90. The First Horseman - D. K. Wilson

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The first of a new series investigating real unsolved Tudor crimes, in which D.K. Wilson brings the streets of Tudor London to spectacular life.

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91. The Fortune Hunter - Daisy Goodwin

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In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with Hapsburg Court and her dutiful husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England, where she finds excitement in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton.

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92. The Grand Duchess of Nowhere - Laurie Graham

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For Princess Victoria Melita, known as Ducky, her great love was a Romanov, a member of the doomed Russian monarchy. As an adult, Ducky is confined in an unhappy marriage. Desperate for a new life, she begins to look for something more – the adventure leading her far beyond England’s bounds, from Malta to the French Rivera, Finland and St Petersburg...

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93. The Green God (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Private detective Sam Spade nearly died chasing The Maltese Falcon. But what Spade faced in pursuit of the black bird was child's play compared to what Lieutenant Bill Mahone of Naval Intelligence endures in China when he sets out to find The Green God. Mahone's convinced he knows who stole the sacred idol and he's determined to get it back. But he's walking a razor's edge - between worship and warfare, between a touch of heaven and a taste of bloody hell.

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94. The Heretic's Creed - Fiona Buckley

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Sir William Cecil has a mission for Ursula Blanchard. She must visit group of recusant women led by Abbess Philippa Gould. They possess an ancient book that the Queen's advisor is eager to get hold of. But two of Sir William's previous emissaries vanished without trace in the search. What happened to them and will Ursula suffer the same fate?

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95. The House at Bishopsgate - Katie Hickman

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Seven years after he was all but destroyed in his quest to take possession of the Pindar Diamond, merchant Paul Pindar returns triumphantly to England. Now one of the wealthiest merchants in London, he brings with him his wife, Celia Lamprey, the Englishwoman with whom, after many vicissitudes, he has at last been united. But all is not as it seems. Celia is frail, and their marriage is childless. Pindar arranges for Celia's old friend, Annetta, to join them as Celia's companion. But Annetta arrives to find that another woman, the widow Frances Sydenham, has insinuated herself into the Pindar household, and has a mysterious hold over both Celia and Paul.

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96. The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank

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At eighty, determined matriarch Maisie Pringle is a force to be reckoned with. She will have the final word on everything, especially when she's dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle-age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. Liz's beautiful twenty-something daughter, Ashley, dreams of a future that keeps them all at odds. This storm season, Maisie, Liz and Ashley will deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves.

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97. The Icy Barber (Large Print 16pt) - Glennis Leith

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Historical suspense that will grip you like ice. Newly - wed Inga Jamieson is stunned to learn her husband, thought lost for more than a year on an Arctic whaling ship, may have survived. In 1845 newly - wed Inga Jamieson is grieving after her whaling husband, Thorold, lost in the Arctic more than a year earlier. When a lone survivor is found, emaciated and ravaged by his experiences, Inga fears it may be her husband. For months Inga has struggled to cope with widowhood. Now, she may be faced with Thorold's return from the dead. Her excitement gives way to fears as she confronts the future, filled with doubt and despair. Does Inga have the resources to cope with the burdens placed on her young shoulders? Does she have the personal fortitude to deal with the superstition and drama that unfolds around her?

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98. The Infidel Stain - M. J. Carter

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LONDON, 1841: Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Time and distance have weakened the close bond between them. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter forces them back together. Connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again.

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99. The Knight Banneret - Richard Woodman

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William Marshal was born in a time of civil war. In a time of bloodshed and honour. As a boy he is used as a pawn, during the conflict between Stephen and Matilda. But as a young man he trains as a knight. Marshal learns his trade in England and Normandy, fighting in tournaments and war-games, gaining friends and enemies alike. But the boy must become a man - and the squire must become a knight. Marshal soon finds himself embroiled in the campaigns of Henry II and the rivalry between French Kings. Where once he fought for fame and riches, the young knight finds himself fighting for his life.

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100. The Ladies of Missalonghi - Colleen McCullough

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The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron, nestled in the Blue Mountains, for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright lives with her widowed mother and crippled aunt in genteel poverty. Hurlingfords by birth, all three are victim to the family’s rule of inheritance - the men take it all. Plain, thin and unforgivably single, it seems Missy’s life is destined to be dreary. But then a stranger arrives in town - a divorcee from Sydney. And she opens Missy’s eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.

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