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The Gods of Tango

The Gods of Tango
  • Author(s): Carolina de Robertis
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1913

Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913, with only a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin to her name, seventeen-year-old Leda is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach is dead. Unable to...

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The Invisible Mountain

The Invisible Mountain
  • Author(s): Carolina de Robertis
  • Location(s): Argentina, Uruguay
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The sweep of a century, the hand of history, three women whose lives will never be the same again. As the twentieth century dawns, so begins one of the most dramatic periods in the history of South America. Women...

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The Penguin Lessons

The Penguin Lessons
  • Author(s): Tom Michell
  • Location(s): Argentina, South America
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che...

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The Swallow and the Hummingbird

The Swallow and the Hummingbird
  • Author(s): Santa Montefiore
  • Location(s): Argentina, Devon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her as they had planned. But the boy who joined the RAF has returned a man, and a...

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The Tango Singer

The Tango Singer
  • Author(s): Tómas Eloy Martinez
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

American student Bruno is on his research trip to Buenos Aires and he becomes steadily obsessed with tracking down an elusive and enigmatic tango singer, whose voice has never been recorded, yet apparently transcends the beauty of the tango...

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The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land
  • Author(s): Gerald Durrell
  • Location(s): Argentina, Patagonia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Gerald Durrell and his wife are the proud owners of a small zoo on the island of Jersey. But there’s one thing that’s better than a small zoo – a bigger one! So Durrell heads off to South America...

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Twelve Minutes of Love

Twelve Minutes of Love
  • Author(s): Kapka Kassabova
  • Location(s): Argentina, Buenos Aires, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Kapka Kassabova first set foot in a tango studio ten years ago and, from that moment, she was hooked. With the beat of tango driving her on and the music filling her head, she’s danced across the world, from...

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Wondering, the Way is Made

Wondering, the Way is Made
  • Author(s): Luke F D Marsden
  • Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Travelogue

In a pre-apocalyptic near future, against a backdrop of a faltering global civilization and a living planet in slow-motion death throes, a young, free-spirited couple, Joss and Tina, decide to quit the programme and go on a voyage of...

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7 Ways to Kill a Cat

7 Ways to Kill a Cat
  • Author(s): Matías Néspolo
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 2001

Set in a shanty-town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, this fine first novel focuses on Gringo and Chueco, both 20, who live in an eternal present of hustling for food, sex, alcohol and drugs. Neither future nor past...

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A Crack in the Wall

A Crack in the Wall
  • Author(s): Claudio Pinero
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Pablo Sim’s life is a mess. His career as an architect is at a dead-end: reduced to designing soulless office buildings desecrating the heart of Buenos Aires. His marriage seems to be one endless argument with his wife over...

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