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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

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....

Angel Avenger

Angel Avenger
  • Author(s): Tim Wickenden
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure...

Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey

Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey
  • Author(s): Michele Levy
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople), Balkans
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1968

It’s 1968. The world is in turmoil. So is twenty-thee-year-old Anna Rossi, who questions everything about her life, from her mostly Jewish heritage to her fear of intimacy. Summer in Europe with a childhood friend offers a perfect way...

Apostle Lodge

Apostle Lodge
  • Author(s): Paul Mendelson
  • Location(s): Cape Town
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

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...

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Are We Nearly There Yet?
  • Author(s): Lucy Vine
  • Location(s): Thailand, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of...

Around the World in 80 Novels

Around the World in 80 Novels
  • Author(s): Henry Russell
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust

Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust
  • Author(s): Pamela Allegretto
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Mordern day

Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in an international art exhibition, Carla Romano brings along her deceased friend’s...

Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead
  • Author(s): Saeida Rouass
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

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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