Historical Fiction

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17 Martin Street

When Hetty’s family move to Martin Street near Portobello bridge in Dublin, they’re not sure of their welcome.

And next door, Ben’s family are not sure about their new Jewish neighbours: it’s The Emergency and they are suspicious of strangers.

Across the Divide

When Liam, a poor eleven-year-old boy, and Nora, a rich ten-year-old girl meet at a Feis Ceol, an unlikely bond is formed - a bond that leads to a friendship spanning the deeply divided city that was Dublin in 1913.

Amelia

The year is 1914 and Amelia Pim will soon be thirteen. There are rumours of war and rebellion, and Dublin is holding its breath for major, dramatic events. But all that matters to Amelia is what she will wear to her birthday party ...

Arrivals

How long can a secret be kept?

In 1920s Canada, a summer of fun for three friends is destroyed by a frightening crime. Almost a century later, teenager Ciara Farrelly visits her dead grandfather's Ontario home and tries to solve the mystery surrounding it.

Behind the Walls

A City Besieged

Derry. 1689. The city’s inhabitants resist all attempts by the King James’s men to storm their gates. Outside, the soldiers reckon the only effective weapon they have left is to starve them out...

Cave of Secrets

Pirates and crooked rulers make seventeenth-century Ireland a dangerous place. Tom’s father has had savage losses in business and his whole world is under pressure. Tom starts mixing with smugglers in Roaringwater Bay and learns all about boats and smuggling – and secret treasure. And then Tom discovers the best-kept secret of all ...

Chasing Ghosts

An Arctic Adventure

Francis Crozier, second-in-command to Sir John Franklin, is arctic-bound with HMS Erebus and Terror, in search of the fabled North-West Passage. In Derry, Ann and brother William are convinced that the spirit of their dead sister Weesy is haunting them. An enthralling novel based on real events.

The Chieftain's Daughter

Written by Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Noel Monahan

New edition of the well-loved children's book by Sam McBratney. A boy fostered with a remote Irish tribe 1500 years ago becomes involved with the fate of his beloved Frann, the Chieftain's daughter.

Faoin Sceach Gheal

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Translated by Máire Nic Mhaoláin

Scéal éachtach ar an Drochshaol, agus ar thriúr óga a sháraíonn gach guais lena linn.

The bestselling Under the Hawthorn Tree beautifully translated into Irish.

Faraway Home

Two Jewish children are sent from Nazi-occupied Austria to a refugee farm in Northern Ireland. Will they ever see their families again? Based on the true story of Millisle refugee farm in Ards, Co Down.

Fields of Home

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey and PJ Lynch

The final book in the famine trilogy
For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?

Friend or Foe

1916: Which side are you on?

When Emer Daly saves Jack Madigan from drowning it seems that the two children will be friends for life. Eight months later, however, they are on opposite sides in a life and death struggle, when Dublin city is torn apart in the Easter Rising. With their young lives in turmoil, what will come first – friendship, family or loyalty to a cause?

Fugitives!

A Story of the Flight of the Earls

When young Con disappears, the others must find him – and quickly. His father Hugh O’Neill, the great Ulster chieftain, is about to depart Ireland, forever…

A Girl Called Blue

The orphanage is the only home Blue has ever known. She is desperate to find out who she really is. The closed file in stern Sister Regina's office holds the secret of her identity. And that is forbidden territory ...

Granuaile: Pirate Queen

A story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally goes to confront Elizabeth Tudor herself.

The Guns of Easter

It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.