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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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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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Between the Stops

Between the Stops

Author(s): Sandi Toksvig

Location(s): South London

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

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‘Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It’s about a bus trip really, because it’s my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker...

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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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FALL OUT

FALL OUT

Author(s): M N Grenside

Location(s): California, London, Switzerland, The Philippines, The South of France (Le Midi)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): PRESENT

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An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a...

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Literary London

Literary London

Author(s): Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 14th century to modern

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A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London has streets...

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London Buildings Colouring Book

London Buildings Colouring Book

Author(s): Hannah Dipper, Robin Farquhar

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Miscellaneous

Era(s): From 16th Century onwards

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This exquisite colouring book, a design object in its own right, contains 45 stylish line illustrations of London’s most iconic buildings, created by influential design duo Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper of People Will Always Need Plates. These outstanding...

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Londoners

Londoners

Author(s): Craig Taylor

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Early 21st Century

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Here are the voices of London – rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men (and a Sarah who used to be a George) – witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed Canadian journalist, playwright and writer, who has...

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Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places

Author(s): M Alexander

Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

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Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

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Mother London

Mother London

Author(s): Michael Moorcock

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A large, though never sprawling, novel Mother London follows three mental-hospital outpatients Mary Gasalee, David Mummery and Josef Kiss and their friends, in an episodic, non-linear history of the capital from the Blitz to present day. Most noteworthy is...

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