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Era(s): 14th century to modern
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...
Era(s): From 16th Century onwards
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...
Location(s): Essex, Jamaica
Hannah Lowe’s father Chick, a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family; except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win...
Location(s): New York City (NYC)
Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...
Location(s): Vatican City
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Early 1500s
In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling...
Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
Part travelogue, part true-crime thriller – with copious supernatural elements also thrown into the mix – the book defies simple description. Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands’ suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo...
Location(s): Africa, Europe
Era(s): Early 2000s
Mood of Future Joys follows Alastair on the first leg of his epic journey around the world, starting in Yorkshire, then going down through Europe and travelling the whole length of Africa, including Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. The book...