Rubicon is a new collection of ten short stories set in Ancient Rome by leading UK historical storytellers. Brought to you by the Historical Writers’ Association, Rubicon also includes interviews with each author
Jenny Gwyn has proven herself a survivor. Faced with destitution after the death of her father, she toughens her skin to become a highwaywoman in order to support her impoverished family. But one fatal mistake leads to her arrest, and the king’s justice demands her death. Rather than beg for mercy, Jenny condemns the system […]
When the simmering conflict between Rome and Persia threatens once again to ignite into open war, there is only one man the Emperor Constantine can trust to hold the eastern frontier. Aurelius Castus, retired general of the empire, has fought long and hard for Rome. When the summons comes to command an army once more, he obeys with a heavy heart. Is […]
When the Germans Came by Duncan Barrett is the story of the Channel Islands during the war is the history that could so nearly have come to pass for the rest of us. Based on interviews with over 100 islanders who lived through it, this book tells that story from beginning to end.
The Final Reckoning by Chris Bishop. Despite Alfred’s great victory at Edington, Wessex is far from secure…
West Berlin in 1989. Eighteen-year-old Ralf has just left school and is living a final golden summer with his three best friends. They spend their days swimming, smoking and daydreaming about the future, oblivious to the storm gathering on the other side of the Berlin Wall. But an unsettling discovery about his family and a […]
Autumn, 1615. Frances Carr is imprisoned in a cold, lightless room. She is accused of murder. In a cell nearby is her co-accused – her husband Robert. Kept apart, Frances can only tell her side of the story. How did she come to be here? Can she somehow prove her innocence? And what lengths will […]
Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia ‘Ginie’ Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie’s extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg. From the glamorous Italian Riviera before the Great War to the Art Deco glory of Eltham Palace in the thirties, and from the secluded […]