Book List in Order:13 titles

  • The Timeless Romance of Heloise and Abelard Is Given New Life in this Poignant Novel by an Award-Winning Author, for Fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick The tale Heloise and Abelard has captivated the attentions of romantics since the tw...


  • In this gripping novel, Melvyn Bragg brings an extraordinary episode in English history to fresh, urgent life.At the end of May 1381, the fourteen-year-old King of England had reason to be fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empt...


  • A passionate but ultimately tragic love affair starts when two students - one French, one English - meet at university at the beginning of the '60s. From its tentative, unpromising early stages, the relationship develops into a life-changing one, who...



  • Following The Soldier’s Return, heralded as “a novel written in fine steel sentences and granite paragraphs” by the Washington Post, and the equally brilliant A Son of War, Melvyn Bragg brings “one of the finest sagas of postwar Britain” (Lon...


  • A sequel to The Soldier's Return focuses on World War II soldier Sam Richardson's eight-year-old son, Joe, who in the years before adolescence struggles with the changes that the war has brought to his family. 10,000 first printing....


  • Half-French with an agile, inquiring mind, Rosemary Lewis cannot help being out of the ordinary in Thurston, the Cumbrian market town where she grows up between the wars. An early, bruising failure in love drives her inwards to the solace of books un...


  • Melvyn Bragg's acclaimed epic novel is set at  the tumultuous dawn of Christianity in Britain and Ireland.  It is a stunning story of adventure and spirituality, war and romance, but it is deeply rooted in Bragg's historical studies of the Dark A...


  • A fifty-four-year-old bank manager, struggling against the confines of his over-controlled world, and an eighteen-year-old woman, seeking to heal wounds from a troubled past, find unlikely love together...






  • An anthology of favourite stories of the Lake District, from Wordsworth and Coleridge to modern times. Selected and edited by the well-known writer and broadcaster, these extracts capture the power of this landscape to inspire....


  • Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals. Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came t...


  • Based on Melvyn Bragg's stirring novel of rural and industrial working life early in the twentieth century, The Hired Man tells of one family's -Bragg's grandparents' -journey from land laborers to colliers and back to the land. The superb score is a...


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