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The Levelling Sea

The Levelling Sea
  • Author(s): Philip Marsden
  • Location(s): Falmouth
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Various

The story of Britain’s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth. Within the space of few years, during the 1560s and 1570s, a maritime revolution took place in England that would contribute...

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The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy

The Lewis Man: Book Two of the Lewis Trilogy
  • Author(s): Peter May
  • Location(s): Lewis
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

A MAN WITH NO NAME. An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog: the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. A MAN WITH NO MEMORY. But this islander, Tormod...

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The Library of Shadows

The Library of Shadows
  • Author(s): Mikkel Birkegaard
  • Location(s): Copenhagen
  • Era(s): Modern

Imagine that some people have the power to affect your thoughts and feelings when you read, or they read a book to you. They can seduce you with amazing stories, conjure up vividly imagined worlds, but also manipulate you...

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The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant
  • Author(s): Kate Grenville
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 18th Century

The Lieutenant is the second book in a trilogy of novels by Kate Grenville about early Australia – the others are The Secret River (1) and Sarah Thornhill (3) Lieutenant Daniel Rooke sails into Sydney Cove with the First...

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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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