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Old Baggage

Old Baggage

Author(s): Lissa Evans

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world? It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade. Mattie is...

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Old Fool’s Gold

Old Fool’s Gold

Author(s): Bob Johnston

Location(s): Vietnam

Genre(s): Adventure, Thriller

Era(s): Vietnam War to present day

Stolen gold from the Vietnam War, stolen again and hidden on a boat that is left behind by the US Navy. An old River Rat involved in the first theft runs across the boat 36 years later, tied up...

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Old Friends and New Enemies

Old Friends and New Enemies

Author(s): Owen Mullen

Location(s): Glasgow

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Era(s): 2017

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly...

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Old Goriot

Old Goriot

Author(s): Honore Balzac

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Post French Revolution

A witty and reflective study of the bourgeoisie after the French Revolution, and the two great human obsessions – love and money – Honoré de Balzac’s Old Goriot is part of the immortal La Comédie humaine, translated from the...

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Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl

Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Although she was orphaned at birth, Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata, India. But she is troubled by the silence that...

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Oligarchy

Oligarchy

Author(s): Scarlett Thomas

Location(s): England

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Current

Oligarchy is Scarlett Thomas’s fierce and brilliant new novel about power, privilege and peer pressure. When Natasha, daughter of a Russian oligarch, arrives for her first day at an all-girl boarding school, she finds herself thrown into a world...

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Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

Author(s): Elizabeth Strout

Location(s): Maine

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Olive Kitteridge might be described by some as a battle axe or as brilliantly pushy, by others as the kindest person they had ever met. Olive herself has always been certain that she is 100% correct about everything –...

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Olive Virgins

Olive Virgins

Author(s): Katerina Nikolas

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Humour

Era(s): Modern

Quentin and Deirdre eagerly embark on their first olive harvest under the critical eye of the carping old crone next door and the unwanted attentions of her parrot. Mail order Masha has achieved silicone fame in her glamorous new...

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Olives – A Violent Romance

Olives – A Violent Romance

Author(s): Alexander McNabb

Location(s): Jordan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 2000s

The fragile peace is holding. Behind the scenes, the Israelis are competing for dwindling water resources as Jordan and Palestine face drought. Daoud Dajani has the solution to Jordan’s water problems and is bidding against the British for the...

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Olivia and Prince Oliver’s Penguins

Olivia and Prince Oliver’s Penguins

Author(s): Shirley Read-Jahn

Location(s): The Falkland Islands

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 1960s

There’s a king penguin dynasty happening at the Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary on the Falkland Islands. What do you think will happen to Princess Olivia, Olly and Olivette, and to Piper-the-Penguin? What about the grown-ups, Olivia and Harry? What...

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