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The Life You Want

The Life You Want
  • Author(s): Emily Barr
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Emily Barr’s unputdownable new novel is about a mother of two with a seemingly perfect life who’s cracking up and longing to get away from it all. But when she finally gets to go away, to India, things are...

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The Light Behind the Window

The Light Behind the Window
  • Author(s): Lucinda Riley
  • Location(s): Paris, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s, WW2

This novel is the same book as The Lavender Garden The present: Emilie de la Martiniéres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world...

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The Light between Oceans

The Light between Oceans
  • Author(s): M L Stedman
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Post WW1 - mid 20th Century

The story takes place in Southern Australia, just after the First World War. Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on a remote island way off the mainland. One shore leave he marries a local girl, Izzie, and she comes...

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The Light in the Ruins

The Light in the Ruins
  • Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
  • Location(s): Florence, Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2, 1950s

1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends...

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The Light of Amsterdam

The Light of Amsterdam
  • Author(s): David Park
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Stories intersect as we follow Alan, the weekend guardian for his teenage monosyllabic son and Karen, has reluctantly come on a hen weekend for her daughter: Marion is having weekend with her husband who worries about their relationship. Set...

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The Light of the Day

The Light of the Day
  • Author(s): Graham Swift
  • Location(s): London

Sarah is in prison. Every fortnight she is visited by George, the private eye she employed to observe the final stage of her husband’s affair. The visits – and the days between – lead George back into Sarah’s past...

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The Lighthearted Quest

The Lighthearted Quest
  • Author(s): Ann Bridge
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

When Julia undertook to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seemed lighthearted enough. But, before she had finished, she was involved with Moorish antique dealers, a...

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
  • Author(s): Alison Moore
  • Location(s): Germany, The Rhine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The Lighthouse begins on a North Sea ferry, on whose blustery outer deck stands Futh, a middle-aged, recently separated man heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. Spending his first night in Hellhaus at a small, family-run hotel,...

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The Lightkeeper’s Wife

The Lightkeeper’s Wife
  • Author(s): Karen Viggers
  • Location(s): Bruny Island, Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Mary lives in Hobart, and is triggered into going to Bruny Island, where she once lived with her husband, the lighthouse keeper there. Her decision, in her dying days, prompts division within her own family, yet her trip has...

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The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty
  • Author(s): Alan Hollinghurst
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

CHELSEA. Nick Guest has just graduated from Oxford and starts rooming at his friend’s parents house. Gerald Fedden M.P, is the head of the household and mixes in the higher echelons of society. Nick is very taken with the...

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