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The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant
  • Author(s): Delia Owens, Mark Owens
  • Location(s): Zambia (Northern Rhodesia)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s/80s

“Exciting. . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale”–The Boston Globe Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about...

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The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the Leopard
  • Author(s): Henning Mankell
  • Location(s): Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), Sweden
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1964 and earlier

Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, rich and poor, The Eye of the Leopard is a stunning novel from a modern master. Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia not long after independence, hoping to fulfill the missionary dream of...

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The Faceless Woman

The Faceless Woman
  • Author(s): J.Ewins
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): 1872

Set in the London of 1872 this is the first novel in the series of the Sussex labourer who becomes young Constable Jack Sargent, experiencing crime as he moves between Camberwell, Stepney and Whitechapel and learning from the men...

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The Factory of Light

The Factory of Light
  • Author(s): Michael Jacobs
  • Location(s): Andalusia (Andalucía)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1990s

1999 the author finds a house in a small Andalucian village of Frailes. Exploring the co-existence of the modern world with the traditional, he takes up residence above the Discoteca, and gradually becomes bound up in the rhythm of...

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The Faculty of Useless Knowledge

The Faculty of Useless Knowledge
  • Author(s): Yury Dombrovsky
  • Location(s): Kazakhstan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1937

Set in the Year of Terror, 1937, in Kazakhstan, this novel concerns a group of archaeologists who find themseleves caught up in an ambitious Cheka investigator’s attempt to set up a show trial in Alma-Ata to rival those taking...

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The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
  • Author(s): Steve Wiley
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

There is magic in the city… In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side. On that train, you’ll discover fantastical truths about the city, alongside the most incredible cast of characters, including one exceptional girl by the...

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The Faithless Wife

The Faithless Wife
  • Author(s): Jo Eames
  • Location(s): Menorca
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

The Faithless Wife is a gripping, beautiful and surprising story of loss and love set in the stunning landscape of Menorca. Jo Eames’ superb first novel explores the island’s intriguing past and how war, illness and misunderstandings come back...

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The Falconer

The Falconer
  • Author(s): Dana Czapnik
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

New York, 1993. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed, Lucy is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate...

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The Falconer’s Knot

The Falconer’s Knot
  • Author(s): Mary Hoffman
  • Location(s): Umbria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 14th Century

Silvano and Chiara are two teenagers with a difference. Silvano has been accused of a murder he did not commit. Chiara has been ousted from her family as a young woman with no marriage prospects. For these two very...

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The Falcons Of Montabard

The Falcons Of Montabard
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Location(s): France, England
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 13th Century

Sabin FitzSimon, disgraced son of an earl, finally has the chance to salvage his reputation when renowned knight Edmund Strongfist asks Sabin to join him on his journey to the Holy Land, offering sword and services to the King...

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