Category: History/Biography
Hackney Child – The hard-wrenching truths of her childhood – Just 99p 0 comments

At the age of nine, Hope Daniels walked into Stoke Newington Police Station with her little brothers and asked to be taken into care. Home life was intolerable: both of Hope’s parents were alcoholics and her mum was a prostitute. The year was 1983. As London emerged into a new era of wealth and opportunity, the Daniels children lived in desperate poverty, neglected and barely nourished.
Hounded by vigilante neighbours and vulnerable to the drunken behaviour of her parents’ friends, Hope had to draw on her inner strength. Hackney Child is Hope’s gripping story of physical and emotional survival – and the lifeline given to her by the support of professionals working in the care system. Despite all the challenges she faced, Hope never lost compassion for her parents, particularly her alcoholic father. Her experiences make essential reading and show that, with the right help, the least fortunate children have the potential not only to recover but to thrive.
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KP: The Autobiography – Fascinating life story of professional cricketer – Just 99p 0 comments

The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket.
Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure. Buy it today for only 99p.
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The Ashes of London – Historical thriller – Just 99p 0 comments

London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back.
The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to hunt the killer through the city’s devastated streets. There he encounters a determined young woman, who will stop at nothing to secure her freedom.
When a second murder victim is discovered in the Fleet Ditch, Marwood is drawn into the political and religious intrigue of Westminster – and across the path of a killer with nothing to lose…
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Ken Dodd: The Biography – The last of the great British comedians – Just 99p 0 comments

This is the first complete biography of the last of the great British comedians.
Ken Dodd’s career has spanned over five decades as he went from singer to actor, and presently, most famously, comedian. He is considered the last, great, music-hall-inspired variety comic, but what drives this man whose career has been tainted by hardship? Dodd still lives in his childhood home of Knotty Ash and has never married, despite having two-long term fiances.
Stephen Griffin interviewed friends, colleagues and fellow comedians to get inside the mind of the original Diddyman. Buy it today for only 99p.
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David McCullough American History Box Set: John Adams, 1776, Truman, The Course of Human Events – Just 99p 0 comments

This e-book box set includes the following American History-themed books by David McCullough and is selling for only 99p today:
· John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president.
· 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence.
· Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea.
· Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events.
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Three Sisters, Three Queens – Historical fiction by Phillipa Gregory – Just 99p 0 comments

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France.
As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king. Buy this historical fiction novel for only 99p today.
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Nancy Wake – A true heroine of the Second World War – Just 99p 0 comments

Nancy Wake is one of the true heroines of the Second World War. Born in New Zealand, she was living in Marseille and was married to Frenchman Hanri Fiocca when the Germans invaded. Nancy immediately became active in the Resistance movement, smuggling messages and food to underground groups in Southern France and helping refugees flee to Spain.
By 1943 she was on the Gestapo ‘most wanted’ list. Their nickname for her, due to her elusiveness, was the ‘White Mouse’. It was time for Nancy to leave France. After six escape attempts Nancy reached Britain – where she promptly became one of the thirty-nine women to join the British Special Operations Executive. Parachuted back into France, she became the virtual leader of a 7,000-strong branch of the Marquis.
This book tells the extraordinary wartime story of this exceptional woman. Buy it today for only 99p.
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God’s Secret Agents – Queen Elizabeth’s Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot – Only 99p 0 comments

As darkness fell on the evening of Friday, 28 October 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young Englishmen landed in secret on a Norfolk beach. They were Jesuit priests. Their aim was to achieve by force of argument what the Armada had failed to do by force of arms: return England to the Catholic Church.
‘God’s Secret Agents’ tells the story of Elizabeth’s ‘other’ England, a country at war with an unseen enemy, a country peopled – according to popular pamphlets and Government proclamations – with potential traitors, fifth-columnists and assassins. And it tells this story from the perspective of that unseen ‘enemy’, England’s Catholics, a beleaguered, alienated minority, struggling to uphold its faith.
Ultimately, ‘God’s Secret Agents’ is the story of men who would die for their cause undone by men who would kill for it. Buy this history for only 99p today.
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The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey of Escape to A New Life in Britain – Just 98p 0 comments

Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of twelve, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US Army. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a twelvemonth odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, making a terrifying journey across the Mediterranean in a tiny boat, and enduring a desolate month in the camp at Calais.
Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a young boy alone. In Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012.
Gulwali wants to tell his story – to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who are making this perilous journey every day. One boy’s experience is the central story of our times. This memoir celebrates the triumph of courage and determination over adversity.
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Free now: All The Queen’s Players – Historical fiction from Headline Eternal 0 comments
Free now: All The Queen’s Players – Historical fiction from Headline Eternal
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At Queen Elizabeth’s palace, intrigue abounds. And when a naive girl with a gift for keen observation enters the court, she can hardly imagine the role she will play in bringing England – indeed, the whole of Europe – to the brink of war. Nor can she foresee her own journey to the brink of ecstasy and beyond…
When she becomes a junior lady of Queen Elizabeth’s bedchamber, Rosamund is instructed by her cousin, the brilliant and devious secretary of state Sir Francis Walsingham, to record everything she observes. Her promised reward: a chance at a good marriage. And then Rosamund meets Will Creighton – a persuasive courtier, poet, and would-be playwright who is the embodiment of an unsuitable match.
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