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This Is How It Ends

This Is How It Ends

Author(s): Eva Dolan

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But...

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This is London

This is London

Author(s): Ben Judah

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

This is London in the eyes of its beggars, bankers, coppers, gangsters, carers, witch-doctors and sex workers.  This is London in the voices of Arabs, Afghans, Nigerians, Poles, Romanians and Russians. This is London as you’ve never seen it...

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This is Paradise

This is Paradise

Author(s): Hyok Kang

Location(s): North Korea

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): Modern

Hyok Kang was eighteen when he escaped from North Korea, a country locked away from the outside world. This personal, illustrated account of school days in a rigidly communist institution and everyday life with his family and community provides...

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This is Paradise

This is Paradise

Author(s): Will Eaves

Location(s): Bath

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

The Alldens live in a ramshackle house in suburban Bath. Don and Emily have four children: confident Liz, satirical Clive, shy Lotte, and Benjamin, the late arrival. Together they take the usual knocks, go to work, go abroad, go...

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This must be the Place

This must be the Place

Author(s): Anna Winger

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

Those Summer Nights

Those Summer Nights

Author(s): Mandy Baggot

Location(s): Corfu

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Imogen Charlton is sorted. Dead-beat husband? History. Dream job? Application sent. But then her impulsive brother, Harry, spends every last penny on a Greek restaurant in Corfu, and is determined to run it himself. It’s up to Imogen to bring...

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Those Who Walk Away

Those Who Walk Away

Author(s): Patricia Highsmith

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Late 20th Century

Though I Get Home

Though I Get Home

Author(s): YZ Chin

Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)

Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories

Era(s): Early 21st Century

Fourteen short stories intertwine in Chin’s beautiful, visceral collection. In the early 21st century, Isabella “Isa” Sin, 28, wants to be a writer. Instead, she’s imprisoned in her native Malaysia for writing an obscene poem that supports the leader...

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Thread of Gold Beads

Thread of Gold Beads

Author(s): Nike Campbell-Fatoki

Location(s): Benin (Danhomè), Nigeria

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

Era(s): Late 19th century, Early 20th century

Amelia, daughter of the last independent King of Danhomé, King Gbehanzin, is the apple of her father’s eye, loved beyond measure by her mother, and overprotected by her siblings. She searches for her place within the palace amidst conspirators...

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Three Day Road

Three Day Road

Author(s): Joseph Boyden

Location(s): Belgium, Ontario

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): World War I

It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is...

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