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The Lacemakers of Glenmara

The Lacemakers of Glenmara
  • Author(s): Heather Barbieri
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Kate Robinson leaves her Seattle home to travel across Ireland, she is looking to escape: fleeing a broken relationship, a failing career in fashion and the crushing grief over her mother’s death. Her strict itinerary keeps her busy,...

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The Lacuna

The Lacuna
  • Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
  • Location(s): Mexico, North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man’s search for safety of a man torn beween the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s McCarthyite America. Born in the U.S. and reared in Mexico, Harrison...

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The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn
  • Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Second half 15th century

Nicolas des Innocents has been commissioned by the Parisian nobleman Jean Le Viste to design a series of large tapestries for his great hall (in real life, the famous Lady and the Unicorn cycle, now in Paris’s Musee National...

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The Lady in Gold

The Lady in Gold
  • Author(s): Anne Marie O'Connor
  • Location(s): Vienna
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

Partly the story of Adele Bloch-Bauer, who is the subject of the painting later renamed by Austria as “The Lady in Gold” – was she one of Klimt’s lovers? Who’s to know? An intimate portrait of her in paint...

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The Lady in the Palazzo

The Lady in the Palazzo
  • Author(s): Marlena de Blasi
  • Location(s): Orvieto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

This is the same book as “An Umbrian Love Story: Coming home to Via del Duomo”. A couple in love and a barrle full of eccentric characters. It is a great story of integrating into rather conservative Italian life...

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The Lake

The Lake
  • Author(s): Banana Yoshimoto
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A young woman moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother, hoping to overcome her grief and start a career as a graphic artist. But she spends her time staring out of the window, only to realise that...

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The Lake House

The Lake House
  • Author(s): Marci Nault
  • Location(s): New England
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Enter this thoughtful novel full of romance, friendship, jealousy, tragedy, and above all hope. The community of Lake Nagog is small and secluded and provides a beautiful backdrop for the storyline.

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The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
  • Author(s): Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A very striking novel set in modern day Northern California, the story of Victoria a young girl who has lived her life in the Californian state care system. Yet she has spend time with Elizabeth who teaches Victoria the...

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The Lantern

The Lantern
  • Author(s): Deborah Lawrenson
  • Location(s): Provence
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom, their whirlwind relationship leads them to purchase Les Genevriers, an abandoned house in a rural hamlet in the south of France. As the beautiful Provence summer turns to autumn, Eve finds...

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The Last 10 Seconds

The Last 10 Seconds
  • Author(s): Simon Kernick
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Sean Egan, undercover cop and DI Tina Boyd are the main protagonists. Egan’s job is to infiltrate a top London gang and Boyd’s job is to bring a serial killer to justice.

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