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The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out

The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out
  • Author(s): William Sitwell
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Gastro, Historical
  • Era(s): Various eras

The fascinating story of how we have gone out to eat, from the ancient Romans in Pompeii to the luxurious Michelin-starred restaurants of today. Tracing its earliest incarnations in the city of Pompeii, where Sitwell is stunned by the...

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The Restless Dead

The Restless Dead
  • Author(s): Simon Beckett
  • Location(s): Essex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Composed of over sixty per cent water itself, a human body isn’t naturally buoyant. It will float only for as long as there is air in its lungs, before gradually sinking to the bottom as the air seeps out....

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The Retail Therapist

The Retail Therapist
  • Author(s): Colette Kebell
  • Location(s): Berkshire, Surrey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Window shopping! Don’t you just hate the term? It is like going into a sweet shop and not being able to buy anything, or not knowing what to buy first. That is exactly my line of business, helping people...

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The Return

The Return
  • Author(s): Shani Struthers
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When worlds collide… Two years ago death drove Aiden Taylor from UK shores and now death has drawn him back. Mourning the loss of his wife, he is returning to bury his father-in-law and support the remaining members of...

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The Return

The Return
  • Author(s): Dulce Maria Cardoso
  • Location(s): Angola, Lisbon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Luanda, 1975. The Angolan War of Independence has been raging for at least a decade, but with the collapse of the Salazar dictatorship, defeat for the Portuguese is now in sight. Thousands of settlers are fleeing back to Portugal...

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The Return

The Return
  • Author(s): K S Maniam
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): pre and post 1957

It is the time for both apprehension and hope. The youthful narrator Ravi witnesses the change in a way of life and the end of a way of thinking. The story depicts the experiences of an immigrant community in...

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The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native
  • Author(s): Thomas Hardy
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century

The Return of the Native is widely recognised as the most representative of Hardy’s Wessex novels. He evokes the dismal presence and menacing beauty of Egdon Heath – reaching out to touch the lives and fate of all who...

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The Returning Tide

The Returning Tide
  • Author(s): Liz Fenwick
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins – the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo – but how...

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The Reunion

The Reunion
  • Author(s): Guillaume Russo
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1992 & 2017

Welcome to a school reunion you won’t forget FRENCH RIVIERA, WINTER 1992 On a freezing night, as her high school campus is engulfed by a snowstorm, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell runs away with Alexis, her philosophy teacher. No one will...

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The Revenge Killer

The Revenge Killer
  • Author(s): B L Pearce
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A brutal stabbing puts DCI Rob Miller on the trail of a serial revenge killer in this gritty, suspenseful thriller from Amazon bestselling author B.L. Pearce. The body of a man is found in a residential home in west...

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