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The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile

The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile
  • Author(s): C W Gortner
  • Location(s): Castile y León
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1474

Isabella is barely a teenager when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone her half brother, King Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen...

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The Quiet American

The Quiet American
  • Author(s): Graham Greene
  • Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious ‘Third Force’....

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The Quiet Girls

The Quiet Girls
  • Author(s): J M Hewitt
  • Location(s): Pomona Island
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Carrie Flynn’s sister Hattie was kidnapped when they were both little girls. After the police failed to find the culprit, Carrie swore she would become a detective and solve the case herself. But the face of the man...

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The Quiet Streets of Winslow

The Quiet Streets of Winslow
  • Author(s): Judy Troy
  • Location(s): Winslow AZ
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When the murdered body of a young woman is found in a river wash in Black Canyon City, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Sam Rush begins an investigation that leads deeper and deeper into the mystery of her death and the...

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The Rabbi’s Cat 2

The Rabbi’s Cat 2
  • Author(s): Joann Sfar
  • Location(s): Africa, Algeria
  • Genre(s): Historical, Humour
  • Era(s): 1930s

Joann Sfar’s beloved, humorous, and wise talking cat is back for more beautifully illustrated adventures in Algiers and across Africa in the 1930s. While the rabbi is away, his cat tags along with Malka of the Lions (the rabbi’s...

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The Radetzky March

The Radetzky March
  • Author(s): Joseph Roth
  • Location(s): Austria
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Turn 20th Century

Set during the doomed splendour of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Radetzky March tells the story of the celebrated Trotta family, tracing their rise and fall over three generations. Theirs is a sweeping history of heroism and duty, desire and...

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The Ragazzi

The Ragazzi
  • Author(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

“The Ragazzi” comes from the same vivid and violent world as Pasolini’s great films. In the poverty and chaos of postwar Rome, Ricetto and his gang survive by their wits, their cruelty and their instincts for survival. Their lives...

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The Railway to Heaven

The Railway to Heaven
  • Author(s): Matthew Woodward
  • Location(s): Asia, Europe
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Taking his long-distance train travels to a whole new level, Matthew Woodward embarks on an intrepid journey from his home in the UK to Lhasa in deepest Tibet, for many years closed to visitors. Travelling over 20,000 kilometres on...

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The Rain Never Came

The Rain Never Came
  • Author(s): Lachlan Walter
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): The Future

In a thirsty, drought-stricken Australia, the country is well and truly sunburnt. As the Eastern states are evacuated to more appealing climates, a stubborn few resist the forced removal. They hide out in small country towns – where no...

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The Rainbird

The Rainbird
  • Author(s): Jan Brokken
  • Location(s): Gabon
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jan Brokken’s compelling account of his journey to one of the world’s most mysterious and remote countries — Gabon in Central Africa — following in the footsteps of such famous Europeans as Stanley and Schweitzer.

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