Our Books: Alternative History

  • The Erstwhile (The Vorrh Book Two)

    The Erstwhile (The Vorrh Book Two)

    Brian Catling

    ‘Staggering. . . . [A] feverish epic.’ – Alan Moore In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening is just the beginning in this g …

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  • Crooked

    Crooked

    Austin Grossman

    This is the story of the great con game that was the late twentieth century, of American history’s worst presidency, of how I learned to lie. It is not history as you know it. There are at least three sides to this story, and I’m telling both of mine. …

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  • 11.22.63

    11.22.63

    Stephen King

    WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history?  WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination?  11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless . . . King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school …

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  • The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next Book 7)

    The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next Book 7)

    The seventh Thursday Next novel from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon …

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  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next Book 6)

    One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next Book 6)

    Jasper Fforde

    Thursday Next returns in her sixth inventive, funny and fantastical adventure  – a Number One bestseller. It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But …

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  • First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Book 5)

    First Among Sequels (Thursday Next Book 5)

    Jasper Fforde

    Everyone’s favourite Book World heroine, Thursday Next, returns in her fifth adventure – by Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. Thursday Next is back. And this time it’s personal . . .Officially, Literary Detective Thursday Next is off the cas …

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  • Something Rotten (Thursday Next Book 4)

    Something Rotten (Thursday Next Book 4)

    Jasper Fforde

    The Number One bestseller and the fourth Thursday Next adventure. Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the …

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  • The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Book 3)

    The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Book 3)

    Jasper Fforde

    Winner of the Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman Award for Comic Fiction The third in Jasper Fforde’s phenomenally successful Thursday Next series: into the Bookworld! Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fict …

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  • Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next Book 2)

    Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next Book 2)

    Jasper Fforde

    Jasper Fforde’s hit follow-up to THE EYRE AFFAIR, now available in stunning new jacket style. Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her h …

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  • The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Book 1)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Book 1)

    Jasper Fforde

    There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of ‘Jane Eyre’. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, …

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  • A Man Lies Dreaming

    A Man Lies Dreaming

    Lavie Tidhar

    ‘A twisted masterpiece’ – Adam Roberts, Guardian Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Aus …

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  • The Violent Century

    The Violent Century

    Lavie Tidhar

    John le Carré meets Alan Moore’s The Watchmen in this stunning novel by one of science fiction’s most original voices. They’d never meant to be heroes. For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound tog …

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