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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

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...

An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot
  • Author(s): Wray Delaney
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th Century

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...

Between the Stops

Between the Stops
  • Author(s): Sandi Toksvig
  • Location(s): South London
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘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...

Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine
  • Author(s): Howard Kaplan
  • Location(s): Vienna, Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

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...