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The Sheltered Quarter: A Tale of a Boyhood in Mecca

The Sheltered Quarter: A Tale of a Boyhood in Mecca
  • Author(s): Hamza Bogary
  • Location(s): Mecca
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1st half 20th century

Hamza Bogary describes a bygone way of life that has now irreversibly disappeared. He speaks of life in Mecca before the advent of oil. Only partly autobiographical, the memoir is nevertheless rich in remembered detail based on Bogary’s early...

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The Sheltering Desert

The Sheltering Desert
  • Author(s): Henno Martin
  • Location(s): Namibia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Threatened with Internment for the duration of World War II, two young German geologists, Henno Martin and Hermann Korn, sought refuge in the Namib Desert and lived a Robinson Crusoe existence for two and a half years. How they...

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The Shepherd’s Hut

The Shepherd’s Hut
  • Author(s): Tim Winton
  • Location(s): Western Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

For years Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful...

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The Shifting Pools

The Shifting Pools
  • Author(s): Zoe Duncnan
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fleeing war and the death of her family, Eve has carefully constructed a new life for herself in London. Yet she is troubled by vivid, disturbing dreams, symptoms of her traumatic past, which intrude increasingly on her daily life....

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The Ship

The Ship
  • Author(s): Antonia Honeywell
  • Location(s): London, World
  • Genre(s): Dystopian, Suspense
  • Era(s): Future

Welcome to London, but not as you know it. Oxford Street burned for three weeks; Regent’s Park has been bombed; the British Museum is occupied by those with nowhere else to go. Lalla has grown up sheltered from the...

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The Shipyard

The Shipyard
  • Author(s): Juan Carlos Onetti
  • Location(s): Uruguay
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

‘I am an excellent judge of men and I am sure I will not regret my choice. But it is essential you get to know the company as soon as possible. The post I am offering you is that...

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The Shore

The Shore
  • Author(s): Sara Taylor
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction

The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean that has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it’s a place...

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The Siberian Dilemma

The Siberian Dilemma
  • Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
  • Location(s): Irkutsk, Russia
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Investigator Arkady Renko, described as ‘one of the most compelling figures in modern fiction’ by USA Today, finds himself travelling deep into Siberia when journalist Tatiana Petrovna disappears on a case. Journalist Tatiana Petrovna has disappeared. Arkady Renko, iconic...

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The Sideman

The Sideman
  • Author(s): Caro Ramsay
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘The dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns’ Observer Inside a beautiful Victorian family home in Glasgow’s West End, a mother and her young son are found brutally murdered. DI Costello is furious...

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The Siege of Mecca

The Siege of Mecca
  • Author(s): Yaroslav Trofimov
  • Location(s): Mecca
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1979

In The Siege of Mecca, acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining its repercussions on the Middle East and the world. On November 20, 1979, worldwide attention...

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