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The Forging of a Rebel

The Forging of a Rebel
  • Author(s): Arturo Barea
  • Location(s): Madrid
  • Genre(s): Historical, Biography
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The Forging of a Rebel is an unsurpassed account of Spanish history and society from early in the twentieth century through the cataclysmic events of the Spanish Civil War. Arturo Barea’s masterpiece charts the author’s coming-of-age in a bruised...

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The Forgotten Pioneer: A true family story set in East Africa

The Forgotten Pioneer: A true family story set in East Africa
  • Author(s): Anthea Ramsay
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

“My grandfather was one of the first white men to set foot in Kenya when it was a newly discovered, barren and dangerous place. Neither he or his family ever imagined that he would fall under the spell of...

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The Forgotten Sea

The Forgotten Sea
  • Author(s): Beverley Harper
  • Location(s): Mauritius
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Not a pretty sight. Certainly not one the authorities on Mauritius, that gem of a tourist destination in a trio of idyllic islands once known as the Mascarenes, would like to become public knowledge. Their carefully nurtured image was...

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The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village
  • Author(s): Lorna Cook
  • Location(s): Dorset
  • Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1943 and 2018

1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will...

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The Forrests

The Forrests
  • Author(s): Emily Perkins
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Auckland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the...

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The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim
  • Author(s): Mario Puzo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Before The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo’s classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell’s Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa...

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The Fortune Men

The Fortune Men
  • Author(s): Nadifa Mohamed
  • Location(s): Cardiff
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

The story of a murder, a miscarriage of justice, and a man too innocent for his times . . . Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese...

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The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
  • Author(s): Franz Werfel
  • Location(s): Armenia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1915

‘Musa Dagh stood beyond the world. No storm would reach it, even if one should break’ It is 1915 and Gabriel has returned to his childhood home, an Armenian village on the slopes of Musa Dagh. But things are...

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The Foundling

The Foundling
  • Author(s): Stacey Halls
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1750s

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be...

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The Foundling’s Daughter

The Foundling’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): India, Berkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930's/Present day

In 1934, Anna Foster, the young wife of a British Army Officer, privately harbouring pain and remorse, sets sail from Bombay on a fateful journey home, a letter from a charismatic stranger – orphanage superintendent, Reverend Ezra Burroughs –...

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