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Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places

Author(s): M Alexander

Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

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Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Author(s): William Boyd

Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

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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...

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Manhattan Noir

Manhattan Noir

Author(s): Lawrence Block

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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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,...

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Margot

Margot

Author(s): Lisa De Castro

Location(s): Corsica

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Current time

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Margot has gifted herself with a vacation to Corsica—the fulfillment of a promise made to herself long ago. And she must admit she’s enjoying the solitude that traveling alone brings, even if the indulgence prompts a guilty twinge or...

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Meet Me in Monaco

Meet Me in Monaco

Author(s): Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb

Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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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...

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Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling

Author(s): Ross King

Location(s): Vatican City

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1500s

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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...

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Author(s): John Berendt

Location(s): Savannah

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

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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...

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Moods of Future Joys

Moods of Future Joys

Author(s): Alastair Humphreys

Location(s): Africa, Europe

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Early 2000s

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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...

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Mother London

Mother London

Author(s): Michael Moorcock

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Mr Chicken Lands on London

Mr Chicken Lands on London

Author(s): Leigh Hobbs

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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From the creator of the much-loved Mr Chicken Goes to Paris comes another madcap adventure this time it s London and Mr Chicken wants to see all of it! Mr Chicken lands in London, checks in at the Savoy...

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