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  • Book: Red Snow
  • Location: Sweden
  • Author: Will Dean

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  • Location: Montmartre
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  • Location: Cremona, Kent, Paris
  • Author: Anstey Harris

"Start 2019 with a startlingly good novel that has shot into my all-time top fifty! It’s the kind of novel that..."

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  • Location: Singapore
  • Author: Sharlene Teo

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  • Book: The House with the Stained-Glass Window
  • Location: Lviv
  • Author: Zanna Sloniowska

"In Lviv, four generations of women inhabit an old house containing a gigantic stained-glass window which makes the building an architectural..."

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  • Book: Too Far
  • Location: Manhattan
  • Author: Jason Starr

"I picked this novel to read on a long journey and it kept me reading right until the end. The hours..."

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  • Book: The Second Rider
  • Location: Vienna
  • Author: Alex Beer

"Vienna, post WW1, is a pretty desolate and run down place. Poverty abounds and the only functioning market is the black..."

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  • Book: Red Snow
  • Location: Sweden
  • Author: Will Dean

"This follow up to dark pines is worth the wait. The struggle to cope with daily life seems exhausting to us..."

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  • Book: The Lion Tamer Who Lost
  • Location: Yorkshire, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
  • Author: Louise Beech

"Love goes with us – it is light and has easy-to-grip handles and needs no passport The Lion Tamer Who Lost..."

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