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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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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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Bangkok Wakes To Rain

Bangkok Wakes To Rain

Author(s): Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 19th century to the future

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In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of...

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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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Before the Rains

Before the Rains

Author(s): Dinah Jefferies

Location(s): Rajasthan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband’s death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza’s only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she’s determined to make a name for...

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Belas Rift: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: Volume 3

Belas Rift: The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham: Volume 3

Author(s): Stephan von Clinkerhoffen

Location(s): Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Winchcombe

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): Early 21st Century

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Our young hero Stig and his female partner Meg chase the evil enemy’s leader Anet into a rift. This interdimensional portal brings them from their fantasyland through into a small village in 21st century England. Their mission is to...

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