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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 Sister’s Promise

A Sister’s Promise

Author(s): Renita D'Silva

Location(s): London, Udupi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Two sisters. Bound by blood. Torn apart by love. My sister – the glue that held our family together and the gatekeeper to the memories of our shared childhood. The girl I made a pact with – to protect...

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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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Bone China

Bone China

Author(s): Roma Tearne

Location(s): London, Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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An epic novel of love, loss and a family uprooted, set in the contrasting landscapes of war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrant London. Grace de Silva, wife of the shiftless but charming Aloysius, has five children and a crumbling marriage....

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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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Death in the East

Death in the East

Author(s): Abir Mukherjee

Location(s): Assam, Kolkata (Calcutta), London

Genre(s): Crime, Historical, Mystery

Era(s): Early 20th century

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Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when...

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Disbanded Kingdom

Disbanded Kingdom

Author(s): Polis Loizou

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, LGBT

Era(s): Current

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Twenty-two-year-old Oscar is a lost cause. He roams central London looking for love and distraction. But this isn’t quite Bright Lights, Big City: Oscar is gay but feels disconnected from London’s gay scene. He is naive and rootless, an...

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Grave Island

Grave Island

Author(s): Andrew Smyth

Location(s): East Africa, London, Mumbai (Bombay)

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

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When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after evidence is fabricated against him, his ex-wife’s school friend asks him to investigate the sudden death of her father, who she thinks has been murdered. Philip soon discovers a...

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House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

Author(s): Sharon Upp

Location(s): London, Paris, Spain

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1910s

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This is story of Diego Rivera’s first wife, Angeline Beloff, an artist from pre-revolutionary Russia and her relationship with him in, part set in Belle Époque Paris.

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Lead Me Into Danger

Lead Me Into Danger

Author(s): Daniella Bernett

Location(s): London, Venice

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

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A Journalist…A Jewel Thief…And A Russian Spy… When Their Paths Cross, It’s Murder. Journalist Emmeline Kirby hasn’t laid eyes on her former lover Gregory Longdon, a jewel thief, in two years. But she literally tumbles into his arms, after...

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