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Dream of Venice in Black and White

Dream of Venice in Black and White

Author(s): JoAnn Locktov (Editor), Tiziano Scarpa

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography

Era(s): Contemporary

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Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers have documented the city to create a visual legacy of elegant realism in light and shadow. The acclaimed Italian author Tiziano Scarpa...

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Dubliners

Dubliners

Author(s): James Joyce

Location(s): Dublin

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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James Joyce’s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce’s first major work, written when...

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Eastern Approaches

Eastern Approaches

Author(s): Fitzroy MacLean

Location(s): Central Asia, China, North Africa, Russia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1930s/40s

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Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy...

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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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Fade To Grey

Fade To Grey

Author(s): John Lincoln

Location(s): Bristol, Cardiff

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn. His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is...

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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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