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The Last Hangman

The Last Hangman
  • Author(s): Shashi Warrier
  • Location(s): Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Travancore (until 1947)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

In the heat and the dust of the Indian south, the last hangman of the former princely state of Travancore commits his life to paper. In seven notebooks he remembers the people he has killed, calmly recalling the final...

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The Last Island

The Last Island
  • Author(s): David Hogan
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

A universal tale of escape, love and redemption. A Boston fireman, in an attempt to flee personal and professional tragedy, accepts a job as a bartender on a Greek island. In an isolated cove, he meets Kerryn, an animal...

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The Last Judgement

The Last Judgement
  • Author(s): Iain Pears
  • Location(s): England, Paris, Rome
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Paris can do strange things to a man’s mind… like making him agree to an apparently harmless favour of escorting a picture to Rome. ‘The Death of Socrates’ is a particularly nondescript piece, so art dealer Jonathan Argyll can...

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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland
  • Author(s): Giles Foden
  • Location(s): Uganda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

No, we’re not talking Bonnie Prince Charlie here. The title character of Giles Foden’s debut novel, The Last King of Scotland, is none other than Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda. Told from the viewpoint of Nicholas Garrigan,...

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The Last Llanelli Train

The Last Llanelli Train
  • Author(s): Robert Lewis
  • Location(s): Bristol
  • Genre(s): Crime, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

An ageing misanthrope with a penchant for alcohol, seeking out work in the underbelly of Bristol – a bit of debt collecting and exposing errant spouses.

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The Last Nude

The Last Nude
  • Author(s): Ellis Avery
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s onwards

THIS sizzling historical fiction is about a woman who modelled for a famous bisexual artist (Tamara de Lempicka) in 1920s Paris and fell madly in love with her. In 1927, the Jewish-Italian Rafaela Fano was travelling with her Grandmother,...

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The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
  • Author(s): C M Mayo
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a sweeping historical novel of Mexico during the short, tragic, at times surreal, reign of Emperor Maximilian and his court.

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The Last Resort: A Mystery

The Last Resort: A Mystery
  • Author(s): Carmen Posadas
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Jaime Valdés, high society lothario, has seemingly choked to death in the presence of both his mistress and his wife, but all of Spain is atwitter with the possibility of murder. Coincidentally, when he arrives at the spa, Molinet...

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The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway
  • Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
  • Location(s): Oberlin, Ohio
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1850s

When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the...

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The Last Storytellers

The Last Storytellers
  • Author(s): Richard Hamilton
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences....

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