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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author(s): Emily Brontë

Location(s): Yorkshire

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th Century

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and...

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WWOOFing North and South

WWOOFing North and South

Author(s): Margaret Halliday

Location(s): New Zealand, Scotland

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 2002-2009

WWOOFing North and South describes the author’s time as a WWOOFer in New Zealand and Scotland. She travels widely encountering an eclectic mix of people and animals. She gets butted by a billy goat, chased by geese, mobbed by...

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Wyld Dreamers

Wyld Dreamers

Author(s): Pamela Holmes

Location(s): Somerset

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): End of 20th Century

In the summer of 1972, a group of friends is invited to Somerset to help photographer Seymour Stratton renovate a dilapidated cottage on Wyld Farm. Over the next year the group come to regard the farm as offering them...

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XX

XX

Author(s): Angela Chadwick

Location(s): Petersfield

Genre(s): Fiction, LGBTQ

Era(s): Contemporary

When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, they jump at the chance to make history. Fear-mongering politicians and right-wing movements are quick to latch on to the controversies...

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Yalo: A Novel

Yalo: A Novel

Author(s): Elias Khoury

Location(s): Lebanon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Award-winning author Elias Khoury’s latest novel is a searing look at truth and memory, love and trancendence, told through the contradictory confessions of a young Lebanese prisoner During the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s, a young man is...

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Yasmeena’s Choice: A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival

Yasmeena’s Choice: A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival

Author(s): Jean Sasson

Location(s): Kuwait

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): Gulf War

This is the true story of Yasmeena, a bright and beautiful young Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Yasmeena’s shocking journey is a tale of the madness of war, of the sexual brutality...

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Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

Author(s): Sierra Crane Murdoch

Location(s): Fort Berthold, North Dakota

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 2009

When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her...

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Yellow Room

Yellow Room

Author(s): Shelan Rodger

Location(s): Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Present

Haunted by a tragic childhood accident, Chala’s whole life has been moulded by guilt and secrets. After the death of the stepfather she adored, Chala is thrown into turmoil once again. Volunteering in Kenya seems to offer an escape,...

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Yemen: The Unknown Arabia

Yemen: The Unknown Arabia

Author(s): Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Location(s): Yemen

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Travelogue

Era(s): late 20th century

Arguably the most fascinating and least understood country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fantastic. A country long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land...

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Yemen: Travels In Dictionary Land

Yemen: Travels In Dictionary Land

Author(s): Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Location(s): Yemen

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1990s

In this work, the author describes his journey through Yemen, portraying hyrax hunters and dhow skippers, a noseless regicide, a sword-wielding tyrant with a passion for Heinz Russian salad, as well as examining the extraordinary history of the ordinary...

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