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The Scent of the Gods

The Scent of the Gods

Author(s): Fiona Cheong

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

The Scent of the Gods tells the enchanting, haunting story of a young girl’s coming of age in Singapore during the tumultuous years of its formation as a nation. Eleven-year-old Su Yen bears witness to the secretive lives of...

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The Scribe of Siena

The Scribe of Siena

Author(s): Melodie Winawer

Location(s): Siena

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1340s

Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy – think ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ meets ‘Outlander’ – debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first...

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The Sealwoman’s Gift

The Sealwoman’s Gift

Author(s): Sally Magnusson

Location(s): Iceland

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 17th Century

1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history...

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The Season A Novel

The Season A Novel

Author(s): Liam Concannon

Location(s): Catalonia

Genre(s): LGBT

Era(s): Present

When Finbar O’Sullivan arrives in Calamendrera with his partner Lance to celebrate his thirty-fifth birthday, he has the perfect life. Yet he begins to realise it has been a life lived without adventure. Fin makes up his mind to...

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The Second Chance Tea Shop

The Second Chance Tea Shop

Author(s): Fay Keenan

Location(s): Somerset

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Following the tragic death of her beloved husband, Anna Hemingway decides it’s time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter Ellie move to a picture-perfect cottage in the beautiful village of Little Somerby in Somerset, and...

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The Second Cup

The Second Cup

Author(s): Sarah Marie Graye

Location(s): Berkhamsted, Blackpool, London, Manchester

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did. Faye’s heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her...

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The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Exmoor

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Late 15th century

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson...

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The Second Worst Restaurant in France

The Second Worst Restaurant in France

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): Contmeporary

Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to...

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The Secret by the Lake

The Secret by the Lake

Author(s): Louise Douglas

Location(s): Somerset

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

A FAMILY TRAGEDY When a tragedy forces the family Amy works for as a nanny to retreat to a small lakeside cottage, she realises she cannot leave them now. A SISTER’S SECRET But Amy finds something unsettling about the...

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The Secret Cove in Croatia

The Secret Cove in Croatia

Author(s): Julie Caplin

Location(s): Croatia

Genre(s): RomCom

Era(s): Modern

When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than...

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