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The Cursing Stone

The Cursing Stone

Author(s): Adrian Harvey

Location(s): Glasgow, London, The Hebrides

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present day

Fergus Buchanan has led a charmed life: a doting family, a loving sweetheart and the respect of his neighbours. All is as it should be and nothing stands between him and the limitless happiness that is his destiny. But...

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The Cut Out Girl

The Cut Out Girl

Author(s): Bart van Es

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): WW2 onwards

Little Lien wasn’t taken from her Jewish parents – she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only...

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The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

Author(s): Kamin Mohammadi

Location(s): Iran

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): early 2000s

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in...

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The Cypriot

The Cypriot

Author(s): Andreas Koumi

Location(s): Cyprus

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

A highly topical love story, with Muslim/Christian conflict at its heart; a vivid, human evocation of a political situation that, decades on, is returning to the news as one of the EU’s greatest challenges. The Cypriot is a powerful...

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The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Beirut, Famagusta, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk

Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

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The Dancer

The Dancer

Author(s): Ahmad Tohari

Location(s): Indonesia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

Set in the tumultuous days of the mid 1960s, “The Dancer” describes a village community struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. It also provides readers with a ground-level view of the political turmoil and human tragedy leading...

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The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

Author(s): Karen Kao

Location(s): Shanghai

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half 20th Century

A rape. A war. A society where women are bought and sold but no one can speak of shame. Shanghai 1937. Violence throbs at the heart of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Song Anyi is on the road...

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The Dark Angel

The Dark Angel

Author(s): Elly Griffiths

Location(s): Lazio, Rome

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He’s discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn’t know what to make...

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The Darkest Walk

The Darkest Walk

Author(s): Malcolm Archibald

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1848

Set in 1848, Darkest Walk of Crime sees recently promoted Detective Mendick sent on his first case. Disturbing new evidence suggests the working class Chartist movement is seeking violent action after years of oppression and the defeat in Parliament...

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The Daughter of River Valley

The Daughter of River Valley

Author(s): Victoria Cornwall

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Victorian

Cornwall, 1861 Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life, she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in Cornwall’s beautiful River Valley. Yet appearances can be deceptive … Beth has a secret....

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