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A Little Bit One O’clock

A Little Bit One O’clock

Author(s): William Ingram

Location(s): Bali

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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This book has, in its own way, garnered a bit of a cult following. It is an intelligent and light hearted account of one couple living within the bosom of a Balinese family. It really offers little insights into...

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A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Author(s): Saroo Brierley

Location(s): India, Melbourne, Tasmania

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

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*** NOW NOMINATED FOR SIX OSCARS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, SUPPORTING ACTOR AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS *** Lion is the heartbreaking and inspiring original true story of the lost little boy who found his way home twenty-five years later and is now...

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A Single Light

A Single Light

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Urban Fantasy

Era(s): Contemporary

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In the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them,...

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A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts

Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1930s

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Walking from the Hoek of Holland to Rotterdam, through Europe, Munich to the Danube – beautifully observed, an absolute classic.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Author(s): Betty Smith

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

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This is a New York classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, evocative of this area of New York (Williamsburg) and describes the experience of people immigrating into the city.

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A Woman of Bangkok

A Woman of Bangkok

Author(s): Jack Reynolds

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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Set against a beautifully observed Thailand of the 1950s, this is the story of a young Englishman s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai, who all Bangkok knows as The White Leopard. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one...

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A Woman of Note

A Woman of Note

Author(s): Carol M Cram

Location(s): Paris, Vienna

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1827-1838

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Virtuoso pianist Isabette Grüber captivates audiences in the salons and concert halls of early nineteenth-century Vienna. Yet in a profession dominated by men, Isabette longs to compose and play her own music—a secret she keeps from both her lascivious...

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A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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“I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day – traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade...

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After the Silence

After the Silence

Author(s): Jake Woodhouse

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam’s old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim’s mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But...

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After the Winter

After the Winter

Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

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