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An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Era(s): 1890s

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IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer,...

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An Unrestored Woman

An Unrestored Woman

Author(s): Shobha Rao

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Post 1947

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In An Unrestored Woman, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 cuts a jagged path through the lives of ordinary women and men, leaving ripples of sorrow through time and space. Each couplet of stories spans the Indian subcontinent,...

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And the Show Went On

And the Show Went On

Author(s): Alan Riding

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): WW2

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In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world’s cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians – except for Jews....

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Apostle Lodge

Apostle Lodge

Author(s): Paul Mendelson

Location(s): Cape Town

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Col Vaughn de Vries Book 4 From the author of the acclaimed The First Rule of Survival, praised by Lee Child as ‘excellent and uncompromising’, comes Paul Mendelson’s explosive latest thriller. Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an...

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Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

Author(s): Michael North

Location(s): Netherlands

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): Seventeenth Century

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During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands-a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources-enjoyed a “Golden Age” of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book Michael North examines the Dutch Golden...

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Art Therapy: Japan: 100 Designs Colouring in and Relaxation

Art Therapy: Japan: 100 Designs Colouring in and Relaxation

Author(s): Julie Terrazzoni

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Miscellaneous

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Rediscover your creativity and let your imagination and senses unwind with these 100 exquisitely drawn illustrations. The culture, art and natural beauty of Japan inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Monet to create some of their best pieces...

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Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead

Author(s): Saeida Rouass

Location(s): Marrakech

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Early 1900s

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Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...

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At First Light

At First Light

Author(s): Vanessa Lafaye

Location(s): Key West

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1993 and 1919

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1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt. 1919. Mixed-race...

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B as in Beirut

B as in Beirut

Author(s): Iman Humaydan Younes

Location(s): Beirut

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 20th Century

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The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with...

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Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals

Author(s): Lawrence Osborne

Location(s): Hydra

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a...

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