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The Snowman of Zanzibar

The Snowman of Zanzibar

Author(s): Gordon Wallis

Location(s): Cape Town, London, Zanzibar

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Ex Rhodesian soldier Jason Green was frustrated and mildly depressed. The winter in London had been long and bitterly cold. The steady work as a freelance insurance fraud investigator was mundane and repetitive. This tedious monotony suddenly changes early...

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The Sojourners

The Sojourners

Author(s): T L Hughes

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

The Sojourners is a coming of age novel (fiction) set in the 1980s – a journey through Europe with vivid imagery, poetry and references to great songs of that era throughout. From the book cover – “Filled with colorful...

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The soldier’s Wife

The soldier’s Wife

Author(s): Margaret Leroy

Location(s): Guernsey

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): WW2

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom...

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The Song of the Cypress

The Song of the Cypress

Author(s): Tonia Parronchi

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

Annie sets out to make a better life for herself in a mystical, timelessly beautiful Tuscan valley. Intrigued by Joe, her American neighbour and strangely drawn to the ancient cypress which protects her new home, she begins to stretch...

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The Song That Seduced Paris

The Song That Seduced Paris

Author(s): Cindy Irish

Location(s): Paris, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

Opera gets sexy! American music mogul Teddy Wilson combines the beauty of opera with the marketability of pop and creates the pop-opera multinational singing group called “Bel Homme.” French for “Beautiful Man,” the four performers he chooses are much...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Author(s): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Location(s): Germany

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

A key work in the German ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, Johann Goethe’s autobiographical epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther is a defining moment in early Romanticism, which has influenced writers from Mary Shelley to Thomas Mann. This Penguin...

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Author(s): Richard Flanagan

Location(s): Tasmania

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

‘Flanagan’s enthralling and powerful novel centres on a Slovenian couple, Bojan and Maria Buloh, and their daughter Sonja. The story begins in 1954, when Sonja is three, and ends in 1990, when she is in her late thirties ....

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The Sound Of Waves

The Sound Of Waves

Author(s): Yukio Mishima

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. It tells of Shinji, a young fisherman and Hatsue, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. Shinji...

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The Spanish Bow

The Spanish Bow

Author(s): Andromeda Romano-Lax

Location(s): Barcelona, Madrid

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1890s - 1940s

A rich novel of music, politics and life, seen throught the eyes of Feliu

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The Spanish Promise

The Spanish Promise

Author(s): Karen Swan

Location(s): Madrid, Spain

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

One of Spain’s richest men is dying. But as he prepares his estate, his family is shocked to discover he is making plans to give away his wealth to a young woman they have never even heard of. Who...

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