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The New Mrs Clifton

The New Mrs Clifton

Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan

Location(s): Berlin, Clapham, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Post World War Two

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As the Second World War draws to a close, Gus Clifton, having been working with the interrogation teams in Germany and out of touch with his family, surprises his sisters at their home. But an even greater shock is...

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The Nowhere Man

The Nowhere Man

Author(s): Kamala Markandaya

Location(s): India, South London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

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A story of racial violence on the streets of south east London in the 1960s. First published in 1972, the book still has contemporary resonance. Features an extensive new introduction from Paris Review columnist Emma Garman. Srinivas, an elderly...

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Attend

Attend

Author(s): West Camel

Location(s): Deptford

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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When Sam falls in love with Deptford thug Derek, and Anne’s best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the...

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The Closer I Get

The Closer I Get

Author(s): Paul Burston

Location(s): Hastings, South London

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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’An intense, tightly calibrated thriller’ Huffington Post Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and...

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The Lido

The Lido

Author(s): Libby Page

Location(s): Brixton

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers… Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the...

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The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (Daisy Dalrymple #23)

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (Daisy Dalrymple #23)

Author(s): Carola Dunn

Location(s): Crystal Palace

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 1928

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April 1928: Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is being visited in London by her young cousins who are desperate to see the Crystal Palace. On discovering that her children’s nanny, Gilpin, has also never seen the palace, Daisy decides to make...

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A Letter From Sarah

A Letter From Sarah

Author(s): Dan Proops

Location(s): Brooklyn, Fulham

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern Day

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Adam’s sister, Sarah, has been missing for seven years, but he hasn’t given up hope of finding her. He is a sculptor and lives with his bedridden father who is a bully and a curmudgeon. One morning, as the...

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Arrowood

Arrowood

Author(s): Mick Finlay

Location(s): Lambeth, Southwark

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1890s

London society takes its problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood. “Gangsters, pornographers, drunks and Fenian terrorists abound in this Victorian noir detective novel, which crackles with energy and wit.” The Times (of London) – Top 100...

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Death in Dulwich

Death in Dulwich

Author(s): Alice Castle

Location(s): Dulwich

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Contemporary

Set in Dulwich, a plush suburb of south London, Death in Dulwich is the cosy crime story of Beth Haldane, a single mother who has to clear her name when she stumbles over a dead body on the worst...

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Happiness

Happiness

Author(s): Aminatta Forna

Location(s): South London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

LONGLISTED FOR JHALAK PRIZE 2019 Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city,...

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