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Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens

Author(s): Louise Brown

Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

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Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night – a disgrace...

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Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Author(s): Sonya Deanna Terry

Location(s): Oslo, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Modern

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A MYSTICAL FOREST . . . AN ANCIENT PROPHECY . . . A LOVE THAT SPANS LIFETIMES Free-spirited book-club founder, Rosetta, and polished traditionalist, Matthew, are yet to meet and have little in common, but time-travelling sprites from a...

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Eventide

Eventide

Author(s): Kent Haruf

Location(s): Colorado

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of...

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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching

Author(s): Megan Bradbury

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Various

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‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city...

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Falling in Love

Falling in Love

Author(s): Donna Leon

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon’s first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli. Now, many years later, Flavia...

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Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Author(s): Mischa Berlinski

Location(s): Northern Thailand

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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A deep and rich novel set among the hill tribes of Northern Thailand. A suspense story blending anthropology and Christian missionaries, it almost feels autobiographical. The thread that keeps the book together is the main character’s, almost obsessive, attempt...

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Find and Seek New York

Find and Seek New York

Author(s): Sally Roydhouse

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children, Travelogue

Era(s): Various

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When a child steps outside their ordinary world and travels to a foreign city or country, an adventure awaits. In Find and Seek New York a small boy arrives in the city of New York with his family, willing...

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler

Author(s): E L Konigsburg

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 20th Century

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Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away… so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO somewhere. And so, after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped– right...

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Galápagos Regained

Galápagos Regained

Author(s): James Morrow

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Victorian era

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Galápagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin’s estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe...

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Gallows Drop

Gallows Drop

Author(s): Mari Hannah

Location(s): Northumberland

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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At dawn on a lonely stretch of road, a body is found hanging from an ancient gallows the morning after a country show. Hours earlier, DCI Kate Daniels had seen the victim alive. With her leave period imminent, she’s...

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