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The Light of Day

The Light of Day
  • Author(s): Eric Ambler
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): late 20th century

The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi. When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private...

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The Light of Paris

The Light of Paris
  • Author(s): Eleanor Brown
  • Location(s): Chicago, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s looking back to 1920s

‘Soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humour’ PAULA McLAIN, author of The Paris Wife Chicago, 1999. Madeleine is trapped – by her family’s expectations, by her controlling husband – in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted....

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The Light We Lost

The Light We Lost
  • Author(s): Jill Santopolo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives – and the world – forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time. Over the next thirteen years...

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The Lightkeeper’s Daughters

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters
  • Author(s): Jean Pendziwol
  • Location(s): Lake Superior
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth’s eyes have failed. No longer able to linger over her beloved books or gaze at the paintings that move her spirit, she fills the void with music and memories of her family—a...

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The Lightness

The Lightness
  • Author(s): Emily Temple
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

‘Funny, whip-smart and transcendently wise about friendship, family, lust and love’ Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Weather ‘The Lightness could be the love child of Donna Tartt and Tana French’ Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists...

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The Lightning Tree

The Lightning Tree
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1980s

This is a story of two young people who fall in love – and then life gets in the way. Ursula is part dreamer, part radical in the making. Raised in a matriarchal household by a CND-loving activist, she...

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The Limits Of The World

The Limits Of The World
  • Author(s): Andrew Raymond Drennan
  • Location(s): Pyongyang
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2011

Pyongyang, North Korea, 2011. In a city full of lies one man seeks the truth. In Kim Jong-il s North Korea, Han, a lonely guide to foreign tourists, is rapidly ascending the party ranks and appears to be a...

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The Line Between Us

The Line Between Us
  • Author(s): Kate Dunn
  • Location(s): Welsh Borders
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1922-1940

Ifor is the gardener at Nanagalan, an ancient manor house situated in the Welsh Borders and Ella is the only daughter of the family who owns it. In 1939 Ifor enlists to fight and is one of a small...

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The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty
  • Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

CHELSEA. Nick Guest has just graduated from Oxford and starts rooming at his friend’s parents house. Gerald Fedden M.P, is the head of the household and mixes in the higher echelons of society. Nick is very taken with the...

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The Linnet Bird

The Linnet Bird
  • Author(s): Linda Holeman
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Raj India

In the claustrophobic, mannered world of British India, Linny Ingram seems the perfect society wife: pretty, gracious, subservient. But appearances can be deceptive. Linny Ingram was born Linny Gow, an orphan raised in the gray slums of Liverpool. Sold...

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