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Book set in New York (Brooklyn – one of the best travel books?)

Book set in New York (Brooklyn – one of the best travel books?) 8th January 2014

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín was awarded the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and of course is a book set in New York – Brooklyn. Clean, clear writing that spurs the reader into turning page after page! It also features on...

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Novel set in Rome (a marriage of smoke and mirrors) 2nd January 2014

The View from the Tower by Charles Lambert: novel set in Rome. Another cracking novel from Charles Lambert that transports the reader to Rome, the everyday Rome that often only the locals are ‘privileged’ to experience (it could be,...

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Novel set in ICELAND (“a foreign world”)

Novel set in ICELAND (“a foreign world”) 29th December 2013

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Novel set in Iceland. Fiction can provide us with the chance to travel in time as well as in space, on a double trip as it were, and Hannah Kent’s first novel, Burial Rites,...

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Book set in Kraków (‘a magical city of folklore and fables’) 18th December 2013

Winter Under Water – book set in Kraków. A weekend in Kraków, the Insight Guide to the city in one hand, our selected novel set in the city in the other. I chose Winter Under Water by James Hopkin,...

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“INDIA: Technicolor in Life, Technicolor in Love”

“INDIA: Technicolor in Life, Technicolor in Love” 12th December 2013

The Kama Sutra Diaries by Sally Howard: book set in India The sexual revolution in India is a massive subject to approach, but Sally Howard has criss-crossed the country in her quest for some understanding and to gain answers....

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