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To the Last City

To the Last City

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

To the Last City is set deep in the Peruvian Andes, where five ill-prepared travellers – men and women with different values, temperaments and motives – find themselves trekking through one of the most exacting and beautiful regions on...

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A Storm hits Valparaiso

A Storm hits Valparaiso

Author(s): David Gaughran

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Lima, Mendoza

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 19th Century

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In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters. Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of...

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A Good Death

A Good Death

Author(s): H L Davis

Location(s): Cambridgeshire, Cusco

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

‘A good death is better than a bad conscience,’ said Sophie. 1983 – Georgie, Theo, Sophie and Helena, four disparate young Cambridge undergraduates, set out to scale Ausangate, one of the highest and most sacred peaks in the Andes....

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The White Rock

The White Rock

Author(s): Hugh Thomson

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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The lost cities of South America have always exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination. The ruins of the Incas and other pre-Colombian civilisations are scattered over thousands of miles of still largely uncharted territory, particularly in the...

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Leopold’s Assassin

Leopold’s Assassin

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Brussels, Dinard, Guyana, Lima, Paris, Recife, St Malo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Suspense

Era(s): 1902

1902 – It is a cold and rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November in Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Cataldo, an Italian anarchist, has traveled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris. In the Belgian capital he plans to assassinate...

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The Surreal Killer

The Surreal Killer

Author(s): Jerold Last

Location(s): Chile, Peru

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): The present

The Surreal Killer is leaving a trail of dead women across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The victims all seem to have been murdered in exactly the same way. There may be a link to a small group of scientists...

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Wondering, the Way is Made

Wondering, the Way is Made

Author(s): Luke F D Marsden

Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Travelogue

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In a pre-apocalyptic near future, against a backdrop of a faltering global civilization and a living planet in slow-motion death throes, a young, free-spirited couple, Joss and Tina, decide to quit the programme and go on a voyage of...

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American Chica

American Chica

Author(s): Marie Arana

Location(s): Peru, Wyoming

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

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In her father’s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother’s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily...

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Lima Nights

Lima Nights

Author(s): Marie Arana

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s onwards

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Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: he attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, has the occasional, fleeting assignation. . . . Until he meets Maria Fernandez, a...

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Conversation in the Cathedral

Conversation in the Cathedral

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

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Under the rule of the unseen military dictator General Ordia, suspicion, paranoia and blackmail become realities of public and private life. Through the doors of the Cathedral, a bar and brothel in Lima, come the participants in this novel,...

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