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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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The Burning House

The Burning House

Author(s): Neil Spring

Location(s): Loch Ness

Genre(s): Horror, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained empty for years. Its dark history and rumours of hauntings – and worse – have scared all prospective buyers away. But estate agent Clara desperately needs to make this...

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The Shaman of Turtle Valley

The Shaman of Turtle Valley

Location(s): Virginia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

The author of the award-winning What the Zhang Boys Know ( …utterly beautiful and unforgettable Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang) now gives us a heart-rending first novel about love, displacement, and the powerful ghosts that haunt so...

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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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Frieda

Frieda

Author(s): Annabel Abbs

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Germany, 1907 Aristocrat Frieda von Richthofen has rashly married English professor Ernest Weekley. Visiting her sisters in Munich, she is captivated by a city alive with ideas of revolution and free love, and, goaded by sibling rivalry with her...

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The Lives Before Us

The Lives Before Us

Author(s): Juliet Conlin

Location(s): Shanghai

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

It’s April 1939 and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, Esther and Kitty – two very different women – are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Shanghai,...

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Love Notes from a German Building Site

Love Notes from a German Building Site

Author(s): Adrian Duncan

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary - 2010s

Paul, a young Irish engineer, follows Evelyn to Berlin and begins work on the renovation of a commercial building in Alexanderplatz. Wrestling with a new language, on a site running behind schedule, and with a relationship in flux, he...

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The Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice Cream Parlour

Author(s): Isabella May

Location(s): Bath, Italy

Genre(s): RomCom

Era(s): The naughties

Italian twins, GIOVANNA and NATALIA TONIOLI flee their home of Capri for the city of Bath after the family’s gelateria receives Mafia threats. Giovanna’s new life in England couldn’t appear sweeter; her father, ANTONIO’s business is booming, she’s a...

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Women Who Walk, How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal

Women Who Walk, How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal

Author(s): Louise Ross

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): The Present

What compels someone to leave their country of origin, which is the story before their departure? What happens to them on their journey to the new place, which is the story of getting from one place to another? And...

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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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