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3 Great Historical Novels
3 Great Historical Novels: Habits of the House, The Silver Thread, The Conductor Fay Weldon, Kylie Fitzpatrick, Sarah Quigley

Here are three great historical novels in one volume.

HABITS OF THE HOUSE: Fay Weldon takes us inside an aristocratic household -- upstairs and downstairs -- in the last three months of the nineteenth century. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy, war and social unrest loom.

THE SILVER THREAD: London, 1840. A young woman boards a prison ship bound for the other side of the world. Weaving death, love and adventure, The Silver Thread is plotted like a murder mystery, but narrated with the skill and style of a literary storyteller.

THE CONDUCTOR: Winter, 1941. The story of how Shostakovich and one valiant, bedraggled orchestra created a defining moment in the siege of Leningrad – the bloodiest seige in history – is a gripping testament to the life-affirming power of music.

Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
11 Mar 2013 * 1120pp * £4.99 * 9781781855447
REVIEWS
'A splendidly fun romp'
The Times (on Habits of the House)
'The Silver Thread is an exciting, spirited and ambitious tale.'
Andrew Miller
'The Conductor is an up-all-night page-turner'
Observer
Author
Fay Weldon
Fay Weldon
After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs Downstairs) then turned to novels – including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. Fay's sequence of novels about the Dilberne family, which encompasses her Love and Inheritance trilogy and Before the War, draws to a close with this final instalment, After the Peace. Fay's been made a CBE for services to literature and she's currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
ALSO BY Fay Weldon
Love & Inheritance - Box Set
Growing Rich
Little Sisters
Praxis
The Cloning of Joanna May
The Rules of Life
Darcy's Utopia
Life Force
Splitting
The Shrapnel Academy
Worst Fears
Leader Of The Band
Moon Over Minneapolis
Polaris
Wicked Women
Fay Weldon Omnibus
The Ted Dreams
Habits of the House
Long Live the King
The New Countess
Down Among the Women
Female Friends
The Heart Of The Country
Mischief
Before the War
Death of a She Devil
After the Peace
Why Will No-One Publish My Novel?
Author
Kylie Fitzpatrick
Kylie Fitzpatrick
Kylie Fitzpatrick was born in Denmark and grew up in England, America and Australia. She has worked as a researcher and script editor and now teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University. She is the author of The Silver Thread, Tapestry and The Secret of the Ninth Stone, and has been published in eleven languages.
ALSO BY Kylie Fitzpatrick
The Silver Thread
The Secret of the Ninth Stone
Tapestry
Author
Sarah Quigley
Sarah Quigley
Sarah Quigley is a New Zealand-born novelist, poet and critic. She has a D.Phil. in Literature from the University of Oxford, and has won several awards for her writing. Since winning the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers Residency in 2000, Quigley has been based in Berlin.
ALSO BY Sarah Quigley
The Conductor
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