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The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran
  • Author(s): Kamin Mohammadi
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in...

The Cypriot

The Cypriot
  • Author(s): Andreas Koumi
  • Location(s): Cyprus
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

A highly topical love story, with Muslim/Christian conflict at its heart; a vivid, human evocation of a political situation that, decades on, is returning to the news as one of the EU’s greatest challenges. The Cypriot is a powerful...

The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Famagusta, Beirut, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

The Dalai Lama’s Cat

The Dalai Lama’s Cat
  • Author(s): David Michie
  • Location(s): Dharamshala
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warm-hearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic...

The Dam

The Dam
  • Author(s): David Almond, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold. When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But...

The Dancer

The Dancer
  • Author(s): Ahmad Tohari
  • Location(s): Indonesia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Set in the tumultuous days of the mid 1960s, “The Dancer” describes a village community struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. It also provides readers with a ground-level view of the political turmoil and human tragedy leading...

The Dancer and the Thief

The Dancer and the Thief
  • Author(s): Antonio Skármeta
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th century

Celebrated for his “ability to place a personal story in the context of a national upheaval and make it warm, funny and universal” (San Francisco Chronicle), renowned Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta delivers here the story of young Ángel Santiago...

The Dancer from Khiva

The Dancer from Khiva
  • Author(s): Bibish
  • Location(s): Uzbekistan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century

An unflinchingly honest memoir, The Dancer from Khiva is a true story that offers remarkable insights into Central Asian culture through the harrowing experiences of a young girl. In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts...

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle
  • Author(s): Karen Kao
  • Location(s): Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): First half 20th Century

A rape. A war. A society where women are bought and sold but no one can speak of shame. Shanghai 1937. Violence throbs at the heart of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Song Anyi is on the road...

The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan’s Pleasure District

The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan’s Pleasure District
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Lahore
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with...

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