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Abandoned Italy

Abandoned Italy
  • Author(s): Robin Brinaert
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

An exceptional photographic report of Abandoned Italy. Robin Brinaert has been travelling around Italy for over eight years in search of these abandoned, forbidden places. He highlights the sometimes dramatic fate of our heritage – a serious reflection on...

Abandoned Spain

Abandoned Spain
  • Author(s): Fran Lens, Carlos Sanmillan, Paco Quiles
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Modern

An outstanding photographic report that draws attention to the often dramatic fate of Spain’s abandoned heritage and its frequently forgotten beauty. The locations featured all have their own stories to tell, in a variety of voices, but with one...

Above the East China Sea

Above the East China Sea
  • Location(s): Okinawa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1945 and modern

In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years...

After the Silence

After the Silence
  • Author(s): Jake Woodhouse
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam’s old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim’s mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But...

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

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...

Alarm Girl

Alarm Girl
  • Author(s): Hannah Vincent
  • Location(s): South Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When 11-year-old Indigo and her older brother Robin arrive in South Africa to stay with their father, they find a luxury lifestyle that is a world away from their modest existence back in England. But Indigo is uneasy in...

Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Alberto’s Lost Birthday
  • Author(s): Diana Rosie
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

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...

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise
  • Author(s): Julian Sayarer
  • Location(s): The Surin Islands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On the small island of Surin, near the naval border of Thailand and Myanmar, an indigenous people known as Moken ‘sea gypsies’ struggle to maintain the same timeless existence as their ancestors. As real estate developers, oil exploration and...

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

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

All My Mothers

All My Mothers
  • Author(s): Joanna Glen
  • Location(s): Córdoba
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

MEET EVA MARTÍNEZ-GREEN, AN ONLY CHILD FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS. But between her emotionally absent mother and her physically absent father, there is nobody to answer them. So Eva begins a journey to find these answers for...

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