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Location(s): London, Oxford, Paris, Venice
American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities – Paris, Venice, London and Oxford – when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had...
Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)
Era(s): 18th century, 19th century
“Wives of the Leopard” explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): First half 16th Century
The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky. In this staggeringly brilliant novel, Hilary Mantel brings the opulent, brutal...
Location(s): North America
Era(s): Late 20th Century
A mature man, driving alone from Virginia to the Thousand Islands near the Canadian border, impulsively stops to pick up two hitchhikers, Jenny and Lester, a young woman and her long-haired companion. They have quite some story to tell,...
Location(s): Alaska, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Lili is a runaway. She’s left behind her native France to go in search of freedom, of adventure, of life. Her search takes her to Kodiak, Alaska, home to a ragtag community of fishermen, army vets and drifters who...
Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
From http://wots1.eventbrite.co.uk: The homeless are dying: a pestilence is sweeping them off the streets, while the authorities herd the not-yet-dead into sinister ‘clinics’ in derelict industrial wastelands… until suddenly The Public is no longer immune. Word on the Street...