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The Poison Garden

The Poison Garden

Author(s): Alex Marwood

Location(s): Wales

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again. Now twenty-two, she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in. But Romy is young, pregnant and completely alone – and...

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The Poisoned Embrace

The Poisoned Embrace

Author(s): Lawrence Osborne

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

Sex and death have been locked into a theological equation known as sexual pessimism, since the days of the Early Fathers of the Catholic Church. The very curious thing is that this aversion to the carnal, and its consequent...

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The Postcard

The Postcard

Author(s): Fern Britton

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . . Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she’s estranged from her mother and sister. For years she’s kept...

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The Postcard (Zoë Folbigg)

The Postcard (Zoë Folbigg)

Author(s): Zoë Folbigg

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train-station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey – this time around the world. The trip starts promisingly, with an opulent and romantic Indian wedding....

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The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire

Location(s): Brighton

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is...

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The Postman Poet

The Postman Poet

Author(s): Liz Shakespeare

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th century

As a young boy, Edward Capern is desperate to read and write, but has to work an eighty-hour week in Barnstaple’s lace factory. As a man, he dreams of writing poetry and building a fairer society, but these aspirations...

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The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory

Author(s): Bryce Courtenay

Location(s): Hobart, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1800s

Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he’s very good at it. Ikey’s partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey...

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The Pottery Gardener: Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory

The Pottery Gardener: Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory

Author(s): Arthur Parkinson

Location(s): Stoke on Trent

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography

Era(s): 21st century

The Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent is a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery, known nationally for its designs featuring florals and farmyard animals. Today, it is a thriving visitor attraction; but tucked within is a walled garden...

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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Author(s): Graham Greene

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the ‘whisky priest’, is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and...

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The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Author(s): Umberto Eco

Location(s): Paris, Prague, Turin (Torino)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 1890s

An epicurean book with a vile protagonist, Simonini interwoven with historical threads right up to the beginnings of the Third Reich.

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