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Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Author(s): W L Snowden

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical

Era(s): 1830s

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A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George,...

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Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Author(s): Sebastian Faulks

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Here is Paris as you have never seen it before – a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan...

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PARIS NIGHTS MY YEAR AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

PARIS NIGHTS MY YEAR AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

Author(s): Cliff Simon, Loren Stephens

Location(s): Paris, South Africa, Sweden

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1989-1990

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“ holds a loving regard for both Africa and Paris, expounding on the various riches of both lands… the Paris lights and what they bestowed upon the author will mesmerize the reader.” —Manhattan Book Review Little did Cliff...

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Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens

Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens

Author(s): Jean-Christophe Napais

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Quiet Corners of Paris is a beautifully illustrated peek into eighty-one often overlooked, always beautiful, locales: hidden villas, winding lanes, little-known 19th-century passages, serene gardens, and cobblestone courtyards. Some of the places have breathtaking views, others are filled with...

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Reconciliation for the Dead

Reconciliation for the Dead

Author(s): Paul E Hardisty

Location(s): Angola, South Africa

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu’s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the...

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Return to Hiroshima

Return to Hiroshima

Author(s): Bob Van Laerhoven

Location(s): Hiroshima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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1995, Japan struggles with a severe economic crisis. Fate brings a number of people together in Hiroshima in a confrontation with dramatic consequences. Xavier Douterloigne, the son of a Belgian diplomat, returns to the city, where he spent his...

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Ripples on the Pond

Ripples on the Pond

Author(s): Sebnem E Sanders

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Mainly contemporary

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A man infatuated with ivy. A woman pining for lost love. In a Turkish square, ancient buildings lament a devastating explosion. An unlikely friendship struck up with a homeless person. A journey to a magical place that once visited...

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River of Ink

River of Ink

Author(s): Paul M M Cooper

Location(s): Polonnaruwa

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 13th Century

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All Asanka knows is poetry. From his humble village beginnings in the great island kingdom of Lanka, he has risen to the prestigious position of court poet and now delights in his life of ease: composing romantic verses for...

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Robert Venturi’s Rome

Robert Venturi’s Rome

Author(s): Frederich Fisher, Stephen Harby

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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A guidebook to the city of Rome seen through the eyes of Robert Venturi, re-interpreted by two subsequent Rome Prize fellows A vital text for young architects, focusing on the interrelationship between architecture, art and landscape

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Saving Rome

Saving Rome

Author(s): Megan Williams

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): 2000s

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Amid the bustle of Rome, the Vespas and the Fiats, the cigarettes and teetering high heals, Megan K Williams, a Rome-based writer and correspondent, captures the essence of this bustling city. This is an insider’s eye on the love,...

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