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  • Author(s): Venetia Welby
  • Location(s): Ryukyuan Islands, Arizona
  • Genre(s): Dystopian
  • Era(s): Future - 2035

‘So, where is he then, your dad?’ The world may be on a precipice but Sol, fresh from Tucson-desert rehab, finally has an answer to the question that has dogged her since childhood. And not a moment too soon....

Dry Heat

Dry Heat
  • Author(s): Len Joy
  • Location(s): Arizona
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2000

Dry Heat is a crime novel about a young man who loses everything but his heart. The day All-American Joey Blade turns 18, he learns his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, is betrayed by his new girlfriend, and is arrested for...


  • Author(s): James Joyce
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

James Joyce’s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce’s first major work, written when...


  • Author(s): Mark Thompson
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 1960s/1970

J.J Walsh and Tony ‘El Greco’ Papadakis are inseparable. Smoking Kents out on an abandoned cannery dock, and watching gulls sway on rusting buoys in the sea, they dream of adventure…a time when they can act as adults. The...

Eastern Approaches

Eastern Approaches
  • Author(s): Fitzroy MacLean
  • Location(s): Central Asia, China, North Africa, Russia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s

Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy...

Echo of the Dead

Echo of the Dead
  • Author(s): Alex Gray
  • Location(s): Glencoe, Ballachulish
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The gripping 19th installment of the Sunday Times bestselling DSI Lorimer series (DSI William Lorimer) A consistent delight, wonderful’ ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH After a stressful winter, DSI William Lorimer is enjoying some time away from Glasgow. He and his...

Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night – a disgrace...

Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Epiphany – THE GOLDING
  • Author(s): Sonya Deanna Terry
  • Location(s): Oslo, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Modern

A MYSTICAL FOREST . . . AN ANCIENT PROPHECY . . . A LOVE THAT SPANS LIFETIMES Free-spirited book-club founder, Rosetta, and polished traditionalist, Matthew, are yet to meet and have little in common, but time-travelling sprites from a...


  • Author(s): Kent Haruf
  • Location(s): Colorado
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of...

Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching
  • Author(s): Megan Bradbury
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city...

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