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A Brief Affair

A Brief Affair

Author(s): Margaret Leroy

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Second World War

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The cups and saucers on the dresser begin to rattle faintly, as though a tremulous hand is holding them. The water in the washing-up bowl shivers all over its surface. There’s a distant droning, something at first more felt...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author(s): Charles Dickens

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Victorian

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Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and...

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An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot

Author(s): Wray Delaney

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

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London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan...

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Block 46

Block 46

Author(s): Johana Gustawsson

Location(s): Falkenberg, Hampstead, London

Genre(s): Thriller

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Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina. Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In...

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Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine

Author(s): Howard Kaplan

Location(s): Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1980s

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Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and...

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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s

Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s

Author(s): Jennifer Worth

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1950s

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The East End in the 1950s, worth describes the hardships and life of a midwife, the real life situations and captures that era to perfection.

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Crooked Heart

Crooked Heart

Author(s): Lissa Evans

Location(s): London, St Albans

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

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When Noel Bostock – aged ten, no family – is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge – thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money,...

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Home Fire

Home Fire

Author(s): Kamila Shamsie

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

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted...

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Keeper

Keeper

Author(s): Johana Gustawsson

Location(s): Falkenberg, London

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1888 and 2015

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Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. London 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the...

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Letters to a Beekeeper

Letters to a Beekeeper

Author(s): Alys Fowler, Steve Benbow

Location(s): Birmingham, London

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

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This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part...

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