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An Unrestored Woman

An Unrestored Woman
  • Author(s): Shobha Rao
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Post 1947

In An Unrestored Woman, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 cuts a jagged path through the lives of ordinary women and men, leaving ripples of sorrow through time and space. Each couplet of stories spans the Indian subcontinent,...

An Untamed State

An Untamed State
  • Author(s): Roxane Gay
  • Location(s): Haiti
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day...

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...

Another Woman’s Husband

Another Woman’s Husband
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Paris, Brighton
  • Era(s): 20th Century

1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal… 1997. Kendall’s romantic break in...

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...

Aren’t We Sisters?

Aren’t We Sisters?
  • Author(s): Patricia Ferguson
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1930s

Norah Thornby can no longer afford to live in her grand family home in the centre of Silkhampton. Unless, perhaps, she can find a respectable lodger.   But Nurse Lettie Quick is not nearly as respectable as she seems....

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...

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