Historical Fiction has always been a popular genre, but since the launch of TV series like Bridgerton and the Queen’s Gambit these books and similar titles have exploded.
There is a lot more than just Bridgerton to choose from. Some of Australia’s top authors, Judy Nunn, Peter Watt, Thomas Keneally and Kate Grenville are a small selection of writers who have had great success writing historical fiction. Libraries have done the hard work for you and selected some great titles, so why not discover a new favourite author or book.
Libraries have a large range of historical fiction titles. Drop into your local Sunshine Coast Library to find your next read or download one of our popular eBooks or audiobooks from our extensive eLibrary.
Download free eBooks:
- The spy’s wife by Fiona McIntosh
- Bridgerton collection volume 2 by Julia Quinn
- Storm Tide by Wilbur Smith
- The Queen’s Captain by Peter Watt
- The Clockmaker’s wife by Daisy Wood
- A gambling man by David Baldacci
To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.
Listen anywhere, anytime to eAudiobooks:
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
- The midwife by Tricia Cresswell
- The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
- The wreck: Rebel. Radical. Stowaway Survivor by Meg Keneally
- To chase the storm by Peter Watt
To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream biographical eMovies on Beamafilm:
- Miss Julie (M) – 1890 Ireland, the daughter of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, encourages her father’s valet John to seduce her.
- Their Finest (M) – 1940, London. Catrin, an untried screenwriter and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s spirit – and inspire America to join the war.
- Sweet Country (MA15+) – Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia.
First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.
Listen on the go to these podcasts:
- Historical Happy Hour with Jane Healey (Spotify podcasts)
- UnderStudies with Cady Ramlow (Spotify podcasts)
- Imagining the past (Apple podcasts)
Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.
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