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Katalin Street

Katalin Street

Author(s): Magda Szabó

Location(s): Budapest

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1934-1968

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In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the...

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Keeper of the Way

Keeper of the Way

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1600s to 1880s

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Book one in a three book series: After news of grave robbing and murder in Dun Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants...

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Lagoon

Lagoon

Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor

Location(s): Lagos

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): Modern

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After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on...

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Leonardo’s Swans

Leonardo’s Swans

Author(s): Karen Essex

Location(s): Ferrara, Italy, Milan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 15th Century

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At the heart of this book is the complex relationship between two of Leonardo’s muses and patrons at the court of Milan: The d’Este sisters, Isabella and Beatrice, who are betrothed to two very different men. Isabella marries the...

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Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door

Author(s): Jennifer McVeigh

Location(s): Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 1950s

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Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home. But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley...

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Literary London

Literary London

Author(s): Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 14th century to modern

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A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London has streets...

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Little

Little

Author(s): Edward Carey

Location(s): Bern, London, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th century

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“There is a space between life and death: it’s called waxworks” The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals alike, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud. In 1761,...

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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Author(s): Celeste Ng

Location(s): Cleveland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And...

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London Buildings Colouring Book

London Buildings Colouring Book

Author(s): Hannah Dipper, Robin Farquhar

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Miscellaneous

Era(s): From 16th Century onwards

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This exquisite colouring book, a design object in its own right, contains 45 stylish line illustrations of London’s most iconic buildings, created by influential design duo Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper of People Will Always Need Plates. These outstanding...

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Londoners

Londoners

Author(s): Craig Taylor

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Early 21st Century

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Here are the voices of London – rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men (and a Sarah who used to be a George) – witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed Canadian journalist, playwright and writer, who has...

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