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Thriller set in the Isle of Man (Cre’n raad ren oo roie Hop-tu-naa*)

Thriller set in the Isle of Man (Cre’n raad ren oo roie Hop-tu-naa*) 13th May 2015

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan, thriller set in the Isle of Man. Hop-tu-naa (pronounced hop-two-nay) is a Celtic festival on 31st October, celebrated in the Isle of Man and pre-dates Halloween. It is also the original celebration of New...

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Novel set in Iran (“the children of the revolution”)

Novel set in Iran (“the children of the revolution”) 11th May 2015

Children of the Jacaranda Tree, novel set in Iran by Sahar Delijani (plus author Sahar shares a few words with us about life in Iran). More a collection of essays, this novel introduces the reader to the harsh reality of...

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Novel set in the Côte d’Azur (“..it’s not quite Nice … but it’s very near..”)

Novel set in the Côte d’Azur (“..it’s not quite Nice … but it’s very near..”) 7th May 2015

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie, set in the Côte d’Azur, not far from Nice. Bellevue Sur Mer where the Brits of BSM (not to confused with BDSM, of course, though shenanigans amongst this, the older incomers are rife!) have come to...

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Novel set in Warsaw (“..a really polished piece of writing..”)

Novel set in Warsaw (“..a really polished piece of writing..”) 5th May 2015

Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst, novel set in Warsaw. At the French embassy in 1937 Warsaw, the French military attaché Colonel Mercier is trying to deal with the problem of a somewhat feckless agent, Herr Edward Uhl. Soon,...

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Memoir set in New York and Italy (a journey into the story of Italo Calvino)

Memoir set in New York and Italy (a journey into the story of Italo Calvino) 2nd May 2015

Hermit in Paris by Italo Calvino, memoir set in New York and Italy. Hermit in Paris is a remarkable tour into Italo Calvino’s political and literary life, fresh and unexpected, at times deep and solemn, at times fun and...

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