Historical Fiction

 

A novel covering 500 years of Jewish, Irish & Spanish History… 

Hidden Heritage spans 500 years of history. It is the story of two Spanish Jewish families, forced to flee their homeland in 1492.

It is also the tale of two families of Southern Irish shepherds. Learn how Spanish-Jewish Grandee-Jose Alvaro, came to be an ancestor of Irish UN soldier-Joseph Allbarrow who found himself in modern day Israel. Also learn of the holy scroll that survived the centuries.      

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Price: £8.50

ISBN: 978-0-9552404-1-6

 

 

 

There had always been Olivers living in Dalethorpe.  In fact, the village had been founded nearly twelve hundred years ago by the family’s Viking ancestor, Karl Olafsen, and his Hebrew slave-girl wife, Rachel.

For much of the last two hundred years most of the residents of the village owed their livelihoods to the Oliver family, who were both the local squires and mill-owners.  However, once they had established their other family home in the leafy London suburb of Hampstead, their influence was felt well beyond the boundaries of the small East-Lancashire village.  The family was simultaneously privileged and popular, but nothing could protect them from  the tragedy, family feud and romantic, political and business machinations that all but overwhelmed them.

All the elements are present for a remarkable family saga as Lionel’s story strides through many of the defining events from the 19th and 20th centuries and onwards to the present day, culminating in the recent expenses scandal at the Palace of Westminster.

Alongside all this runs the thread of the tantalising mystery of the sacred Viking Burial Mound at the end of their large garden and how its secrets would be drip-fed into the lives of this extraordinary family.

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Price: £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-9560369-7-1 

 

With his hopes of marrying the girl he loved dashed, a heartbroken Jacob Faraday left England in the hope of finding a small group of islands. These islands Jacob knew to be inhabited by natives who had taken in and sheltered his oldest and best friend India Mason.  The natives had thus, saved him from certain death with the use of a powerful medicine derived from plants that grew on their islands.  Jake was keenly interested in obtaining this plant.   He then planned to journey on to Jamaica to honour a promise he had made to old friends and help them in their endeavour to leave their old lives as privateers behind and earn an honest living, growing sugar cane on their own co-operative. However, unbeknown to Jake and India, the ship was harbouring a vengeful and deadly enemy aboard. As they set off they had no idea that the coming year would be fraught with risks and danger beyond their imagination, or that death was following in their wake. of marrying the girl he loved dashed, a heartbroken Jacob Faraday left England in the hope of finding a small group of islands. These islands Jacob knew to be inhabited by natives who had taken in and sheltered his oldest and best friend India Mason. The natives had thus, saved him from certain death with the use of a powerful medicine derived from plants that grew on their islands.  Jake was keenly interested in obtaining this plant.   He then planned to journey on to Jamaica to honour a promise he had made to old friends and help them in their endeavour to leave their old lives as privateers behind and earn an honest living, growing sugar cane on their own co-operative. However, unbeknown to Jake and India, the ship was harbouring a vengeful and deadly enemy aboard. As they set off they had no idea that the coming year would be fraught with risks and danger beyond their imagination, or that death was following in their wake.

This is the sequel to Trudie le Beau's first book The Throgmorton legacy, see below. 

Price £8.95

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It is 1912 and an unexpected visitor arrives from Berlin at the Manchester home of his uncle, Jacob Bergman. His name is Adolphus and his mysterious nocturnal absences, together with his almost fanatical loyalty to his Kaiser arouses the suspicions of his British cousin, Joseph. 

The daughter of the house, Rachel, however, is more than a little impressed with the charming young German. 

This is the story of the two branches of the Bergman family as the world descends into a war with terrifying consequences for the brave men and their loved ones, on either side of the conflict.  

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Price: £8.95

ISBN: 978-0-9574346-7-7 

 

 

 

Who is the fine French gentleman who arrives at Amelie’s apartment in Paris as a potential buyer? 

What terrible consequences will be visited on the young French lady as a result of his visit?

Then read how Adolphus and the other members of the Berlin branch of the Bergmann family, cope with the growing nightmare of Nazism culminating in the Second World War.  

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Price: £8.95

ISBN: 978-0-9929955-1-5

 

 

 

 

Jake Faraday lived a quiet life in the rural depths of Somerset until, at the age of thirteen, he was torn from his family and pressed into serving as a powder monkey on a Man of War There he witnessed the carnage of battle, murder, corruption and depravity.    With a deadly enemy at his heels and nowhere to run fate took a hand bringing him salvation and a life that he could only ever have dreamed of...

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ISBN:978-0-9933714-9-3

 

 

 

 

 

It is 1898. The countdown to Britain’s war in South Africa has started, driven by national and international pressures. Newspapers, politicians, the public are being primed to advance and support what will become a foretaste of the horrors of later wars.

Two detectives are unintentionally drawn into the epicentre of a powerful conspiracy to shape the outcome of the coming conflict, producing personal pressures neither man could possibly imagine.

Based on actual events, the story takes the reader behind the scenes on both sides of the conflict in Britain and South Africa; into the streets and into the minds of the combatants; into the debates and arguments at the highest and lowest levels of society that echo down the years.

But the novel itself is the subject of investigation by intelligence agencies today. The story written alludes to some events and characters that should never have been publicised since the information is strictly confidential, protected by government policy. How has the author managed to access secret files to write her account of the war? How much further will she take the information she has?

Price: £8.95

ISBN: 978-0-9955729-6-6

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The idea of re-incarnation of the human soul has been part of the belief systems  of  most religions, for many thousands of years. We are indebted to Joy Burnett for this incredible work of fiction in which two disparate souls repeatedly come together in a series of five stories set within the backdrop of different periods of history. In each story she has aimed to create a world that is convincing and authentic, but each is the world of the two characters and theirs alone.  Joy does not claim to be a historian but has tried to relate the events that affect the stories as accurately as possible.  She comments that, “historical research and abstract ideas alone will not bring a novel to life, so it is the characters that have to be real.” It was important for her to see the characters as on-going rather than leaving the void that often happens when the body ceases. The variations of human existence and experience could occur in many lives, but the lessons unlearned, the feelings unexplored, the potential never released are taken into the next incarnation.

ISBN: 9781999912963

Price: £12.95

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Our author Joy Burnett has just been interviewed on the Kevin Moore show – video here. See the above link to order the book.