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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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Hold

Hold

Author(s): Michael Donkor

Location(s): Ghana, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go. ‘You have to...

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Round Ireland in Low Gear

Round Ireland in Low Gear

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): Ireland

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s

‘You’ve had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.’ Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had...

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Slowly Down the Ganges

Slowly Down the Ganges

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): India

Era(s): 1960s

‘Slowly Down the Ganges’ is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ and ‘Love and War in the Apennines’. Told with Newby’s self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a...

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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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Roger and the Cancelled Czech

Roger and the Cancelled Czech

Author(s): Jerold Last

Location(s): Budapest, Munich, Prague, Vienna

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense

Era(s): Contemporary

Who is The Cobra, a shadowy character with major connections to the worlds of espionage and art theft? The answer to this question is the key to finding the leaders of a mysterious worldwide political conspiracy with its roots...

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Secret London – Unusual bars & restaurants

Secret London – Unusual bars & restaurants

Author(s): Hannah Robinson, Rachel Howard

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

Have lunch with the inmates of a high security prison, stroll through a sex shop into a Mexican restaurant, sing your heart out in a clandestine Korean karaoke club, tap your toes in a gypsy swing club, get pickled...

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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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Meet Me in Monaco

Meet Me in Monaco

Author(s): Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along...

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The Beast

The Beast

Author(s): Jude Perera

Location(s): Horton Plains

Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction

Era(s): 21st Century

Four close friends begin a search for the mysterious ‘beast’ in a dark and spooky wilderness, but little do they know that they’ll discover much more about themselves on this beautifully bleak young adult adventure. Love, danger, and the...

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