"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives . . .  She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."
 Matilda, Roald Dahl

From the beaches of Sussex in 1935, to the swinging sixties in London and Sicily in the 1870s, these books will take you to another time and place wherever you’re spending the summer.  

Discover our edit of the best historical fiction