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The Unfinished Palazzo

The Unfinished Palazzo

Author(s): Judith Mackrell

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete....

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The Unfolding

The Unfolding

Author(s): Jeehan Quijano

Location(s): Los Angeles, The Philippines

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The Unfolding traces the return from Los Angeles of Benjamin, the son of an indigent farm worker, who escaped the poverty of his hometown, San Jacinto, with the help of the seemingly benevolent Don Rafael. Drawn back to his...

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The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat

Author(s): Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Location(s): Mongolia

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

From the award-winning author of Millions comes a story of friendship in the midst of adversity. Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, this magical and poignant book is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos. Two refugee...

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The Unicorn Hunter

The Unicorn Hunter

Author(s): Del Henderson

Location(s): Illinois, Ireland

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Modern

After the tragic death of his daughter, Jack finds himself with more questions than answers. While reading his daughter’s diary about an imaginary unicorn called Summer, he begins to suspect that the unicorn may not be so imaginary after...

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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern Day

British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday...

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The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn

Location(s): Melbourne, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey – a long forgotten occultist. Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred...

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The Unquiet Mind

The Unquiet Mind

Author(s): Sara Alexi

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Yanni has lived all his life in semi isolation, on the ridge at the top of the island, with only his parents and their herd of goats for company. But when the family’s donkey dies, the burden rests on...

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The Unwitting

The Unwitting

Author(s): Ellen Feldman

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1963

At the height of the Cold War, words are weapons and secrecy reigns. These are challenging times to be a writer and a wife, as Nell Benjamin knows only too well. One bright November day in 1963, the dazzling...

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The Valentine House

The Valentine House

Author(s): Emma Henderson

Location(s): French Alps, Geneva

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1914 - 1976

In 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine builds a chalet high up in the French Alps and every summer les rosbifs arrive, to the benefit of the curious locals who work for them. For Mathilde, one of the domestic ‘uglies’ chosen...

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The Valley at the Centre of the World

The Valley at the Centre of the World

Author(s): Malachy Tallack

Location(s): Shetland Islands

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Shetland: a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close ties and an age-old way of life. A place where David has lived all his life, like his father and grandfather before him, but where he abides only...

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