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The Queen's Sorrow, Dunn, Suzannah
1 Dunn, Suzannah The Queen's Sorrow
U.S.A. HarperCollins 2009 006170427X / 9780061704277 1st US Ed Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
288 pages. Trapped in a loveless marriage to Philip of Spain in spite of her triumphant coronation, a dutiful Mary Tudor finds her queenship challenged by religious dissidence, her inability to conceive a child, and uprisings among her subjects. Even a queen cannot rule over men's hearts. Mary's husband, Philip of Spain, cares nothing for his broody, besotted new wife, and the public joy with which Mary is crowned soon sours as religion splits the country. To what lengths will she go for her faith and family and for he heir she so desperately wants? 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Black Ajax, Fraser, George MacDonald
2 Fraser, George MacDonald Black Ajax
United Kingdom HarperCollins 1998 0006499813 / 9780006499817 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
248 pages. In the spirit of Flashman and in the inimitable George MacDonald Fraser style comes a rousing story of prize fighting in the 19th century. Reissued in a stunning new package, Black Ajax will attract a new generation of fans. When Captain Buck Flashman sees the black boxer catch a fly in mid-flight he realizes that he is in the presence of speed such as the prize ring has never seen. Tom Molineaux may be crude and untutored, but if 'Mad Buck' knows anything (and like his notorious son, the archcad Harry Flashman, he has an unerring eye for the main chance), this ex-slave from America is a Champion in the making, on whose broad shoulders the ambitious Captain can climb to sporting and social fame. Under his patronage, the 'Black Ajax' is carried on a popular tide of sporting fever to his great dream: to fight the invincible, undefeated Champion of England, the great Tom Cribb. The story of Molineaux and his eventual battles with Cribb is told through a series of superbly original and individual voices -- colourful, powerful and funny. Together they create a magnificent picture of Regency England and a portrait of a flawed hero who surmounted the barriers of ignorance, poverty and race hatred to bring the prize ring a lustre it had never known before, and may never again. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Flight of the Falcon, Geason, Susan
3 Geason, Susan Flight of the Falcon
Australia Little Hare 2006 1921049367 / 9781921049361 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages. Sybilla de Saint-Valery, the daughter of a nobleman and soldier, has been staying with relatives in the castle of the Duke of Normandy. When news of an imminent English attack reaches the castle, Sybilla must undertake a dangerous journey home to her mother and the family estate. But these are treacherous times to be on the road. En route, she is kidnapped by her father's enemies who demand that Sybilla's mother hand over the deeds to the Saint-Valery estate in exchange for her daughter's safe return. With only her faithful hound, Hannibal, and falcon, Merlin, to help her, can Sybilla escape her captors and reach Saint-Valery before her ancestral home is lost? Set in eleventh-century Normandy, this adventure novel is an intiguing glimpse of the life of a young noblewoman in the early Middle Ages. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Kaspar's Journey, Joseph, M. K.
4 Joseph, M. K. Kaspar's Journey
New Zealand Brick Row/Hallard Press 1988 0908595441 / 9780908595440 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
257 pages. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Tha Manse: the first novel in the Heart of green valley Series, Resce, Meredith
5 Resce, Meredith Tha Manse: the first novel in the Heart of green valley Series
Australia Golden Grain Pub 1998 0646340263 / 9780646340265 2nd Impression Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
234 pages. Kate has a secret she does not want anyone to know, especially the hateful new minister - the man who has taken her fatherís place. John Laslett has just arrived in Green Valley as the new parish minister. He has been employed by the patron lady, Vera Wallace. At first it seems that the grand lady is full of grace and her intention is to see to his every need. However, there is something strange about the housekeeper she has sent. Kathryn is efficient in every detail, but John cannot seem to break through the cold exterior. Something is wrong, he is sure, but he does not know what... Australian author, Meredith Resce has received wide acclaim from Australian readers for her historical romance novels, 'The Heart of Green Valley' series. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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