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Olivia, Prince Oliver and the Penguin Chicks

Olivia, Prince Oliver and the Penguin Chicks

Author(s): Shirley Read-Jahn

Location(s): The Falkland Islands

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): 1980s

More characters, both human and penguin, enter this final story of the Prince Oliver Penguin trilogy. Love is in the air, but everything is set to change with the occurrence of the 1982 Falklands War. What will happen to...

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Oman: Under Arabian Skies

Oman: Under Arabian Skies

Author(s): Rory Patrick Allen

Location(s): Oman

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Contemporary

The Sultanate of Oman is a land of oases, deserts, rolling sands, shifting dunes and mountains upon which ancient cities have been carved from stone. A land that boasts the Queen of Sheba, Sinbad the sailor and The Lost...

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On Beauty

On Beauty

Author(s): Zadie Smith

Location(s): Boston, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set between New England and London, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families...

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On Black Sisters’ Street

On Black Sisters’ Street

Author(s): Chika Unigwe

Location(s): Antwerp

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

On Chapel Sands

On Chapel Sands

Author(s): Laura Cumming

Location(s): Lincolnshire

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

Uncovering the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story. In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach....

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On Entering the Sea

On Entering the Sea

Author(s): Nizar Qabbani

Location(s): Syria

Genre(s): Poetry

Era(s): late 20th century

In a political age, in which the struggle against external and internal oppression has become central in Arabic poetry, Nizar Qabbani has succeeded in re-establishing the vitality and perennial force of the erotic in human life. Picking up a...

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On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree

On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree

Author(s): Jonna Amato-Ocampo

Location(s): Oahu

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Present day

On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree is a story that takes place on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This island is known as “The Gathering Place” where Fluffy Fluff (the rabbit) meets Honu (the turtle), Hula-Hula (the bear),...

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On Starlit Seas

On Starlit Seas

Author(s): Sara Sheridan

Location(s): England, Mexico, South America, The Atlantic

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th/19th Cenutry

Celebrated writer and historian Maria Graham must make the treacherous voyage from Brazil to London to deliver her latest book to her publisher. Having come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, Maria now has renewed hope...

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On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses

Author(s): Shannon Pufahl

Location(s): Las Vegas, San Diego, Tijuana

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Mid 20th century

A breathtakingly beautiful debut novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart. Muriel, newly married and newly orphaned, works as a waitress in a San Diego diner. As she pours coffee and empties ashtrays,...

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On the Beach

On the Beach

Author(s): Nevil Shute

Location(s): South Australia

Genre(s): Fiction, Future

Era(s): Future

After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them...

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