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  • Location: Zurich
  • Author: Martin Suter

"As the book opens, a Swiss train on its way to Basel comes to a grinding halt due to a customer..."

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  • Book: Behind Putin’s Curtain
  • Location: Russia
  • Author: Stephan Orth

"Stephan Orth is a Hamburg based journalist and world traveller. He has twice won the prestigious Columbus Award for travel writing,..."

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  • Book: Breakers
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Author: Doug Johnstone

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  • Location: Majorca (Mallorca)
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"Assembled on Mallorca: “.. a close-knot group of friends who over the years had survived bouts of bullying, exclusion, betrayals and..."

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  • Location: Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Tijuana
  • Author: Orlando Ortega-Medina

"The Death of Baseball is a story of two very disturbed young persons. Kimitake ‘Clyde’ Koba is the son of an..."

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  • Book: The Dragon Lady
  • Location: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • Author: Louisa Treger

"4.5* This is the story of Stephen and Ginie Courtauld and is a mix of fiction and fact. The surname may..."

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  • Book: You Would Have Missed Me
  • Location: Germany
  • Author: Birgit Vanderbeke

"This novel – novella – is published by Peirene Press who are specialist publishers of short, sharp novels: “Two-hour books to..."

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  • Book: The Hideaway
  • Location: Costa Blanca, Valencia
  • Author: Sheila O'Flanagan

"A note from the author on location: I first stayed in this area of Valencia nearly twenty-five years ago and I..."

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  • Book: The Woolgrower’s Companion
  • Location: Australia, New South Wales
  • Author: Joy Rhoades

"At first sight I was interested in this book but the cover made it look like a romantic novel which put..."

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  • Book: My Brilliant Friend
  • Location: Naples
  • Author: Elena Ferrante

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