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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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Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Author(s): Diana Rosie

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern looking back

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A little boy and his grandfather embark on a quest to find the old man’s missing birthday in Diana Rosie’s debut novel, Alberto’s Lost Birthday. Alberto is an old man. But he doesn’t know how old – he remembers nothing...

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All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”

All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”

Author(s): James Herriot

Location(s): Yorkshire

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): 1930s

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This is the rural landscape of North Yorkshire. The life of a vet in the 1930s, beautifully written and a classic of its time.

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An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot

Author(s): Wray Delaney

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

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London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan...

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An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair

Author(s): Caroline Montague

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW2 onwards

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Italy, 1937. Alessandra Durante is grieving the loss of her husband when she discovers she has inherited her ancestral family seat, Villa Durante, deep in the Tuscan Hills. Longing for a new start, she moves from her home in...

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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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Around the World in 80 Novels

Around the World in 80 Novels

Author(s): Henry Russell

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Fiction, Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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A global journey inspired by writers from every continent Whether you’re a regular globe-trotter or an armchair traveller, these 80 works conjure up the spirit of place for locations on every continent. Sometimes the setting of a novel is...

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