- Location(s): Thailand, Los Angeles
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): Present
Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of...
- Location(s): India
- Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
- Era(s): Turn of 21st Century
For anyone with the slightest curiosity about travelling, or even if you’ve been, William Sutcliffe’s tremendously funny Are You Experienced? will have you in stitches. The protagonist is Dave, a 19-year-old Londoner on a gap year before starting university....
- Location(s): World
- Genre(s): Nonfiction, Fiction
- Era(s): Various
A global journey inspired by writers from every continent Whether you’re a regular globe-trotter or an armchair traveller, these 80 works conjure up the spirit of place for locations on every continent. Sometimes the setting of a novel is...
- Location(s): Netherlands
- Genre(s): Historical
- Era(s): Seventeenth Century
During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands-a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources-enjoyed a “Golden Age” of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book Michael North examines the Dutch Golden...
- Location(s): Japan
- Genre(s): Miscellaneous
Rediscover your creativity and let your imagination and senses unwind with these 100 exquisitely drawn illustrations. The culture, art and natural beauty of Japan inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Monet to create some of their best pieces...
- Location(s): Venice
- Genre(s): Crime
- Era(s): Mordern day
Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in an international art exhibition, Carla Romano brings along her deceased friend’s...
- Location(s): Marrakech
- Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
- Era(s): Early 1900s
Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...
- Location(s): Key West
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): 1993 and 1919
1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt. 1919. Mixed-race...
- Location(s): Sicily
- Genre(s): Crime
- Era(s): Modern
The setting, as usual, is the picturesque, non-metropolitan region of Vigata in Sicily. And it’s hot –stiflingly hot. In August Heat, we are never allowed to forget the all-enveloping sultriness (the inspector — possessor of miniature fan, the only...
- Location(s): Antarctica
- Genre(s): Romance
- Era(s): Current
Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s...