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House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

Author(s): Sharon Upp

Location(s): London, Paris, Spain

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): 1910s

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This is story of Diego Rivera’s first wife, Angeline Beloff, an artist from pre-revolutionary Russia and her relationship with him in, part set in Belle Époque Paris.

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Keeper

Keeper

Author(s): Johana Gustawsson

Location(s): Falkenberg, London

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1888 and 2015

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Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. London 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the...

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Lead Me Into Danger

Lead Me Into Danger

Author(s): Daniella Bernett

Location(s): London, Venice

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

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A Journalist…A Jewel Thief…And A Russian Spy… When Their Paths Cross, It’s Murder. Journalist Emmeline Kirby hasn’t laid eyes on her former lover Gregory Longdon, a jewel thief, in two years. But she literally tumbles into his arms, after...

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Letters to a Beekeeper

Letters to a Beekeeper

Author(s): Alys Fowler, Steve Benbow

Location(s): Birmingham, London

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

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This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part...

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London Belongs to Us

London Belongs to Us

Author(s): Sarra Manning

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

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Twelve hours, two boys, one girl . . . and a whole lot of hairspray. Seventeen-year-old Sunny’s always been a little bit of a pushover. But when she’s sent a picture of her boyfriend kissing another girl, she knows...

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Offshore

Offshore

Author(s): Penelope Fitzgerald

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Novella

Era(s): 1961

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Offshore possesses perfect, very odd pitch. In just over 130 pages of the wittiest and most melancholy prose, Penelope Fitzgerald illuminates the lives of “creatures neither of firm land nor water”–a group of barge-dwellers in London’s Battersea Reach, circa...

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Ragdoll

Ragdoll

Author(s): Daniel Cole

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Thriller

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Believe the hype. Sold in over 32 countries and counting, RAGDOLL is the standout thriller of the year. A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as...

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Single in the City

Single in the City

Author(s): Michele Gorman

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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It’s official. Hannah has left her friends and family in the US behind and is following her dream. To live in London. Unfortunately she’s completely unprepared for what’s in store. She’s going to find: 1. Her dream guy. A...

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Spitalfields Life

Spitalfields Life

Author(s): The Gentle Author

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 2000s

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“I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London…” Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary...

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Summary Justice

Summary Justice

Author(s): John Fairfax

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Suspense

Era(s): Eaerly 21st Century

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The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson she was a law student on work experience. He was a twenty-one year old, led from the dock of the Old Bailey to begin a life sentence for murder. He’d...

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