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Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)
Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries
This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...
Location(s): New York City (NYC)
Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...
Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along...
Location(s): Vatican City
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Early 1500s
In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling...
Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
Part travelogue, part true-crime thriller – with copious supernatural elements also thrown into the mix – the book defies simple description. Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands’ suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo...
Location(s): Africa, Europe
Era(s): Early 2000s
Mood of Future Joys follows Alastair on the first leg of his epic journey around the world, starting in Yorkshire, then going down through Europe and travelling the whole length of Africa, including Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. The book...
A large, though never sprawling, novel Mother London follows three mental-hospital outpatients Mary Gasalee, David Mummery and Josef Kiss and their friends, in an episodic, non-linear history of the capital from the Blitz to present day. Most noteworthy is...