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The Dohmestics

The Dohmestics
  • Author(s): Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
  • Location(s): Qatar
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As always Rajakumar gives a inside view of a culture, reflecting the ups and downs of a people who love, hate and are trying to live their daily lives as triumphantly as possible. – Michelle Cornwell Jordan, IndieWriters Review...

The Doll

The Doll
  • Author(s): Boleslaw Prus
  • Location(s): Warsaw
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1870s

The Doll is a classic of Polish literature, a novel that takes in the whole nineteenth century and looks ahead to modern questions of empire, revolution, anti-Semitism, and socialism. Yet it is less a novel of ideas than a...

The Doll

The Doll
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Spy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It was meant to be a quiet family fishing trip, a chance for mother and daughter to talk. But it changes the course of their lives forever. They catch nothing except a broken doll that gets tangled in the...

The Doll Makers

The Doll Makers
  • Author(s): Penny Grubb
  • Location(s): London, Argyll and Bute
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Life looks good for Annie Raymond, now an experienced investigator specialising in insurance fraud. Or rather that’s how she spins it. The truth is not so rosy. As she returns to her native Argyll she has no clue how...

The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker
  • Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
  • Location(s): Kentucky, Detroit
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Strong-willed, self-reliant Gertie Nevels’s peaceful life in the Kentucky hills is devastated by the brutal winds of change. Uprooted from her backwoods home, she and her family are thrust into the confusion and chaos of wartime Detroit. And in...

The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow
  • Author(s): R M Romero
  • Location(s): Krakow
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): WW2

One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the gruff, broken-hearted Dollmaker. And when the darkness of the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city,...

The Door

The Door
  • Author(s): Magda Szabó
  • Location(s): Hungary
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Emerence is a domestic servant – strong, fierce, eccentric, and with a reputation for being a first-rate housekeeper. When Magda, a young Hungarian writer, takes her on she never imagines how important this woman will become to her. It...

The Double

The Double
  • Author(s): Ann Gosslin
  • Location(s): Swiss Alps
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘A completely engrossing read! I found Ann’s writing compelling, elegant and convincing, and the story pulled me in and totally transported me.’ Katherine Webb, best-selling author of The Legacy and The Disappearance Following a violent outburst at an awards...

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray
  • Author(s): Jorge Amado
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Widely considered the greatest work by the foremost Brazilian author of the twentieth century, The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray comes to Penguin Classics in a new translation by the dean of Portuguese-language translators, Gregory Rabassa. It tells the...

THE DOUBLE GAME

THE DOUBLE GAME
  • Author(s): Dan Fesperman
  • Location(s): Vienna, Budapest, Prague
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1970s

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat...

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