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Flowers Over the Inferno

Flowers Over the Inferno
  • Author(s): Ilaria Tuti
  • Location(s): Italian Alps
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a quiet village surrounded by the imposing Italian Alps, a series of brutal assaults take place. Police inspector Teresa Battaglia is called in when the first body is found. Soon more victims are discovered – all horrifically mutilated...

Follow Me In

Follow Me In
  • Author(s): Katriona Chapman
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Graphic Novel
  • Era(s): Modern (early 2000s)

Recounting a life-changing trip to Mexico, Follow Me In is Kat Chapman’s memoir and coming-of-age story, interspersed with pages of her travel sketchbook and her explorations of the mosaic of cultural and bio-diversity that make Mexico such a special...

Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)

Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)
  • Author(s): John D Greenwood
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1820s

On 6 February 1819, Stamford Raffles, William Farquhar, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein signed a treaty that granted the British East India Company the right to establish a trading settlement on the sparsely populated island of Singapore. “Forbidden...

France Sketchbooks

France Sketchbooks
  • Author(s): Laurie Olin
  • Location(s): France
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1970s onwards

An artist/designer’s intimate and loving sketches and notes from 50 years of visits to France and looking carefully at aspects of life there, both humble and grand Looking carefully and noting in clear sketches what he sees, Olin presents...

French Exchange with Rubies

French Exchange with Rubies
  • Author(s): Stephanie McCarthy
  • Location(s): Marseilles (Marseille), Carcassone
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1960s to 2017

When Elodie’s parents rejected her, she was sent to live with her controlling grandmother in Marseille. The only sign of her mother’s supposed affection for her were gifts of ruby necklaces which Elodie believed to be genuine. When we...

From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi’s City

From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi’s City
  • Author(s): E J Bauer
  • Location(s): France, Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): present day

When Elizabeth receives a diagnosis of breast cancer, she reassesses her life’s to-do list. Having always suppressed her travel longings, she opens her neglected ‘someday’ ledger and takes a much closer look at the contents. After an opportune invitation...

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
  • Author(s): E L Konigsburg
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away… so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped– right...

Funnily Enough

Funnily Enough
  • Author(s): Sophie Neville
  • Location(s): The Cotswolds
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1991

When Sophie collapses on the set of a television drama, she is forced to take stock of her life. Suspecting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the BBC doctor prescribes an unusual treatment: “Keep a diary.” So, armed with watercolours and with...

Galápagos Regained

Galápagos Regained
  • Author(s): James Morrow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Victorian era

Galápagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin’s estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe...

Gallows Drop

Gallows Drop
  • Author(s): Mari Hannah
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At dawn on a lonely stretch of road, a body is found hanging from an ancient gallows the morning after a country show. Hours earlier, DCI Kate Daniels had seen the victim alive. With her leave period imminent, she’s...

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