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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 Small Place in Italy

A Small Place in Italy

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): Liguria, Tuscany

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 1960s onwards

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era. In 1967, veteran travel writer Eric Newby and his heroic wife Wanda fulfiled their dream of a return...

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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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Attend

Attend

Author(s): West Camel

Location(s): Deptford

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

When Sam falls in love with Deptford thug Derek, and Anne’s best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the...

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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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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Author(s): Simon Bower

Location(s): Europe, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Was it murder, suicide or an accident? Who will be next to die? Six international friends all appear to be successful, albeit to different levels. A human rights’ lawyer, an IT geek, a businessman, a waitress, a phone guy...

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Disposable Man

Disposable Man

Author(s): Michael Levitin

Location(s): Berlin, Eastern Europe

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1905 to present

Set in contemporary Berlin, Disposable Man tells the story of Max Krumm: American expatriate, struggling journalist and the reluctant descendant of Holocaust survivors. Krumm also suffers from a mysterious genetic disorder: All of the men in his family are...

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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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