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Hello Lume readers,

As excitement builds for the upcoming Christmas festivities, we wanted to take a moment to look back on the successes of November with this helpful round-up of last month’s best books. This includes exciting new releases, bestsellers, upcoming reads to keep your eye out for and a special author spotlight. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect read to gift a loved one (or yourself!) this Christmas – happy reading!

1. An Archer’s Crusade by Griff Hosker

This rollicking medieval adventure sees our favourite archer, Gerald War Bow, back in battle, working once again for Lord Edward in a crusade to snuff out the last of the rebellions and help to turn the tide of the so-called ‘holy war’. But will he come out unscathed?⁠

Packed with exhilarating action and historical detail, An Archer’s Crusade will delight fans of Giles Kristian and Matthew Harffy

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2. Love Came Laughing By by Emilie Loring

When Wendy escapes from a South American revolution carrying secret documents destined for Washington, D.C, she is followed onboard a train by a mysterious pursuer and, in her attempt to elude them, she darts into a Pullman compartment only to find herself confronted with a handsome, stubborn gentleman.

Suddenly the two are thrown together on a mission to reach Washington, all the while trying to ignore the romance that begins to blossom between them…

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3. Disease and History by Frederick E. Cartwright and Michael Biddiss

Newly updated to include information on COVID-19, this classic history of medicine discusses the impact of infections on past worlds through to our present day, showing both the progress made as well as the ongoing challenges that disease presents.

Read more here

4. Kings and Queens of Early Britain by Geoffrey Ashe

From the founding of Britain to the crowning of Alfred the Great, in this updated volume, Geoffrey Ashe investigates legendary British monarchs of old.

From Brutus the Trojan in 1100BC, and the early famed rulers Bran the Blessed and King Lear to the leaders of Roman Britain, Boudicca and Alfred, this is a fascinating study of the origins of Britain that can offer much to our understanding of the country in the present day.

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5. The Tobacconist’s Wife by AnneMarie Brear

Dark secrets lurk behind the shop façade in this absorbing novel as Thea Goodson, trapped in a violent and unhappy marriage, sees no other option than to powder her bruises, force a smile and continue toiling in her husband’s tobacco shop to keep up appearances. That is, until a handsome stranger arrives to set up shop next door… ⁠

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A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet of Cases: Vol 3 by Roger Riccard

Roger Riccard, one of the most respected Sherlock Holmes authors, has again taken pen in hand to bring forth the third set of five adventures in a new series of short stories for your entertainment.

Sit back and enjoy reading this third volume of A Sherlock Holmes Alphabet of Cases, and watch out for Volume 4 (P to T) coming soon.

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William Paul

Born and brought up in the east of Scotland, William Paul has been writing since an early age. He is now a journalist in Edinburgh, where he lives with his wife and their two sons. He has authored a number of books, including the gripping DCI David Fyfe series.

Browse a selection of his crime novels for the discounted price of 0.99 below

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