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Vernon Downs

Vernon Downs

Author(s): Jaime Clark

Location(s): Boston, New York City (NYC), Phoenix

Era(s): Modern

This is a moody novel which follows the exploits of Charlie as he gravitates from one woman to the next.

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Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies

Author(s): Evelyn Waugh

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A...

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Village View

Village View

Author(s): James Collins

Location(s): Symi

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 2013

A year living on Symi, a Greek island. James’ blog posts from 2013, edited and set out in printed form with images by Neil Gosling, take us through one whole year living on a small Greek island in southwest...

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Vintage 1954

Vintage 1954

Author(s): Antoine Laurain

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mainly 1954

When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris,...

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Virtuoso

Virtuoso

Author(s): Yelena Moskovich

Location(s): Paris, Prague, Wisconsin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s/90s

1980s Prague. For Jana, childhood means ration queues and the smell of boiled potatoes on the grey winter air. But just before Jana’s seventh birthday, a new family moves in to their building: a bird-eyed mamka in a fox-fur...

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Visitation

Visitation

Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck

Location(s): Brandenburg

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary and historical

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams – a summerhouse with wrought-iron balconies, stained-glass windows the colour of jewels, and a bedroom with a hidden closet, all set within...

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Vivaldi’s Virgins

Vivaldi’s Virgins

Author(s): Barbara Quick

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

Vodka-Flavored Tears

Vodka-Flavored Tears

Author(s): Timothy J Hillegonds

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...

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Voices in the Evening

Voices in the Evening

Author(s): Natalia Ginzburg

Location(s): Italy

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1940s & 1950s

In a hushed Italian town after the Second World War, Elsa lives with her parents in the house where she was born. Twenty-seven and unmarried, she is of constant concern to her mother, whose status anxiety manifests itself in...

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Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds

Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds

Author(s): Sue Jones

Location(s): Cheltenham, The Cotswolds

Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction

Era(s): 20th century

In 1918, after years of campaigning, many British women over the age of 30 gained a parliamentary vote. Cheltenham was the hub of activity in the Cotswolds, and before the First World War it had a number of vigorous...

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