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A Line in the River

A Line in the River

Location(s): Khartoum, Sudan

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Sudan – once the largest, most diverse country in Africa – and its self-destruction. In 1956, Sudan gained Independence from Britain. On the brink of a promising future, it instead descended...

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A Mind at Peace

A Mind at Peace

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 1930s

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Heralded as the Turkish Ulysses (Wordsworth Classics, 2010), A Mind at Peace is a lyrical tribute to the beautiful city of Istanbul, set at the eve of WWII. Tanpinar memorably captures the anxieties of a cosmopolitan Istanbul family during...

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A Postcard from Italy

A Postcard from Italy

Author(s): Alex Brown

Location(s): Italian Riviera

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): contemporary

Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are...

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An Embarrassment of Mangoes

An Embarrassment of Mangoes

Location(s): Caribbean

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1990s

Who hasn’t fantasized about leaving their job, saying goodbye to the rat race and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Ann Vanderhoof and her husband did just that. In...

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An Orchestra of Minorities

An Orchestra of Minorities

Location(s): Cyprus, Nigeria

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED NOVEL, THE FISHERMEN Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her...

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At The Water’s Edge

At The Water’s Edge

Location(s): Scottish Highlands

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1945

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS’ ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL ROMANTIC NOVEL AWARD A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War. ‘the only fault I can find...

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Bellevue Square

Bellevue Square

Location(s): Toronto

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 978-0857302670

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Jean lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and two kids. The proud owner of a thriving bookstore, she doesn t rattle easily not like she used to. But after two of her customers insist they ve seen her...

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Author(s): Mark Sullivan

Location(s): Italian Alps, Milan

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): WW2

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs,...

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Beneath the Apple Blossom

Beneath the Apple Blossom

Location(s): Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Four women, linked by blood ties, friendship, betrayal, loss and hope, struggle with the choices they’ve made and the hand that life’s dealt them. All Pippa’s ever wanted is marriage and kids, but at thirty-four and about to embark...

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Dear Amy

Dear Amy

Location(s): Cambridgeshire

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern back to 1990s

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received: ‘Dear Amy, I don’t know where I am. I’ve been...

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