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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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African Beauty

African Beauty

Author(s): Mark Weston

Location(s): Africa

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present

Hodge, a British aid worker who got into the industry for the sex, jettisons his life of debauchery when he hears rumours about a mysterious prostitute whose fee nobody can afford. His quest to track her down takes him...

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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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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

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 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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Circumstance

Circumstance

Author(s): Rosie Milne

Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

What happens when an adoring young bride is met on the doorstep of her new home by her husband s former mistress? Frank, Rose and Nony are about to find out. It is 1924 and the British rule Malaya....

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Dream of Venice

Dream of Venice

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography

Era(s): 21st Century

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The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment...

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Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

Author(s): Anita Hughes

Location(s): Porto Cervo

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Set on the glamorous Italian island, Anita Hughes’s Emerald Coast is a touching and humorous story about marriage and the difficulty of finding love and happiness at the same time. Lily Bristol arrives at a luxurious resort in Sardinia...

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