Free historical fiction Kindle books for 21 Aug 14

Green For A Season

by Richard Evans

Green For A Season is the story of a painful but ultimately triumphant thirty-year odyssey which begins in a Northern slum in the 1920s and takes its tough, volatile hero, Harry Morgan, through the Depression and two major wars into the treacherous world of international espionage.

Richard Evans’s images of war are as vivid as any you are likely to encounter. But this is no mindless action novel. Harry Morgan has strong views on social and political issues of his day and isn’t afraid to act on them.

Green For A Season is an epic novel, exciting from first page to last. It has a grandeur and sweep which will leave you breathless — and perhaps sometimes close to tears.

The Metronome

by D. R. Bell

Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.

When Pavel follows his father’s footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family’s past – and his country’s future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world’s superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don’t look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else’s game?

The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the already published The Great Game.

Wheelstocks and Ploughshares: A Country Apprentice in the 1900s

by Thomas Hudson

Abey Staughton is apprenticed to the รข??guvnor’, a wheelwright and carpenter in Nether Oldston, a small village in rural Oxfordshire in the years before the First World War. He depicts the incidents of his daily life in a rural community: falling asleep after haymaking and cider, with Eva who adored him and Sally who was serious about him, which led to trouble; his turn as chariot driver, to rescue Sally from a bull; and his varied work with farm stock, timber and the tools of the trade, as gradually he absorbs the skills of a carpenter and wheelwright.

First published in 1988 by Tabb House, 7 Church Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BG, UK, this e-book edition is reproduced with their kind permission (Original ISBN 0 90701863 7)

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