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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...

All That We Have Lost

All That We Have Lost
  • Author(s): Suzanne Fortin
  • Location(s): Brittany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Dual Timeline - 1944 and 2019

2019. When Imogen Wren’s husband dies, she must realise their dream of moving to France on her own. She finds a beautiful abandoned chateau and starts to rebuild her life among its ruins. But she soon notices that the...

An Act of Love

An Act of Love
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1943 WW2

France, 1943. Forced to flee war ravaged Poland, Sara and her parents are offered refuge in a beautiful but dilapidated house in the French Alps. It seems the perfect hideaway, despite haunting traces of the previous occupants who left...

An Almond for a Parrot

An Almond for a Parrot
  • Author(s): Wray Delaney
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th Century

London, 1756: In Newgate prison, Tully Truegood awaits trial. Her fate hanging in the balance, she tells her life-story. It’s a tale that takes her from skivvy in the back streets of London, to conjuror’s assistant, to celebrated courtesan...

An American In Paris

An American In Paris
  • Author(s): Siobhan Curham
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): World War II

Walking through Montmartre that morning was like the eerie calm right before a storm. The roads were deserted. We carried on, arm in arm, and then finally, we saw them. Columns and columns of soldiers, spreading through the streets...

An Echo of Scandal

An Echo of Scandal
  • Author(s): Laura Madeleine
  • Location(s): Tangier, Andalusia (Andalucía), Gibraltar
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1970s looking back to 1920s

In the dead of night, with blood on her hands, she made her escape. Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution. Seduced by...

An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me about Love, Courage and Survival

An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me about Love, Courage and Survival
  • Author(s): Françoise Malby-Anthony
  • Location(s): KwaZulu-Natal (Natal), South Africa
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Françoise Malby-Anthony never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants with a troubled past. A chic Parisienne, her life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. Together they founded a...

An Italian Affair

An Italian Affair
  • Author(s): Caroline Montague
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Italy, 1937. Alessandra Durante is grieving the loss of her husband when she discovers she has inherited her ancestral family seat, Villa Durante, deep in the Tuscan Hills. Longing for a new start, she moves from her home in...

An Italian Education

An Italian Education
  • Author(s): Tim Parks
  • Location(s): Veneto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Adventure
  • Era(s): Modern

How does an Italian become Italian? Or an Englishman English, for that matter? Are foreigners born, or made? In An Italian Education Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he lives,...

An Italian Home

An Italian Home
  • Author(s): Paul Wright
  • Location(s): Lake Como
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Paul and Nicola, artist and his wife relocate to Lake Como, the warm descriptive writing of the process is beautiful, the locals come to life. A great book to help understand the ways of the people who live around...

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