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Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water

Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor

Location(s): Europe, Hungary, Romania

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1930s

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this is the sequel to ‘A Time of Gifts’, and Fermor continues his walk through the length of 1930s Europe. Starting from where the previous book left off, at the border into Hungary, and on to “the Iron Gates”...

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Blood in the Tiber

Blood in the Tiber

Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 70BC

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A senator bleeds to death in his bath… And as the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia, daughter of the capital’s most celebrated orator, feels compelled to investigate a trail of murders that lead to the dark heart of...

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Blood In The Water

Blood In The Water

Author(s): Jack Flynn

Location(s): Boston

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Present day

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Homeland Security agent, Kit Steel, is committed to avenge terrorism. And she’s after the blood of her nemesis, one of world’s most ruthless and dangerous criminals, Vincente Carpio. He has the blood of her husband and young son on...

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Breaking the Tongue

Breaking the Tongue

Author(s): Vyvyane Loh

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

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On the eve of World War II, Claude Lim, a Chinese youth, uncertain of himself and his nationality, is being raised in a family that strongly identifies with the British colonists in Singapore. The family neither speaks nor understands...

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Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Author(s): Pamela Allegretto

Location(s): Italy

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): World War 2

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Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice. Following an allied attack, Angelina Rosini flees to Rome from her bombed-out village...

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Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine

Author(s): Howard Kaplan

Location(s): Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1980s

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Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and...

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row

Author(s): John Steinbeck

Location(s): Monterey

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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John Steinbeck’s paean to the Monterey County of his youth, Cannery Row contains an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in Penguin Modern Classics. In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits – gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists...

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Cape May

Cape May

Author(s): Chip Cheek

Location(s): New Jersey

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1957

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September 1957 Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It’s the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize...

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Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece

Author(s): Victoria Hislop

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After...

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Author(s): Kathryn Gossow

Location(s): Queensland

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Contemporary

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Is the future set like concrete, or a piece of clay we can mould and change? On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and...

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