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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

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...

Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door
  • Author(s): Jennifer McVeigh
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1950s

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...

Literary London

Literary London
  • Author(s): Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 14th century to modern

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...

Little

Little
  • Author(s): Edward Carey
  • Location(s): Paris, Bern, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

“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,...

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere
  • Author(s): Celeste Ng
  • Location(s): Cleveland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

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...

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

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...

Londoners

Londoners
  • Author(s): Craig Taylor
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

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...

Long Time No See

Long Time No See
  • Author(s): Hannah Lowe
  • Location(s): Essex, Jamaica
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1940s/1980s

Hannah Lowe’s father Chick, a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family; except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win...

Love After Love

Love After Love
  • Author(s): Ingrid Persaud
  • Location(s): Trinidad and Tobago
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences, as they build a home...

Love In No Man’s Land

Love In No Man’s Land
  • Author(s): Duo Ji Zhuo Ga
  • Location(s): Tibet
  • Genre(s): Fiction

The land is vast, its people few. Ringed by snow-bright peaks, the Changtang Plateau sits at the heart of Tibet. Its inhabitants, like seven-year-old Gongzha and his family, live as centuries of their ancestors have done – hunting and...

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