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Willful Disregard

Willful Disregard

Author(s): Lena Andersson

Location(s): Sweden

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

Ester Nilsson is a sensible person in a sensible relationship. Until the day she is asked to give a lecture on famous artist Hugo Rask. The man himself is in the audience, intrigued and clearly delighted by her fascination...

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Willoughby’s Return

Willoughby’s Return

Author(s): Jane Odiwe

Location(s): Devon, Lyme Regis

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Regency

In Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the past. Three years later, Willoughby’s return throws Marianne into a tizzy of painful memories and exquisite...

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Winds of the Night

Winds of the Night

Author(s): Joan Sales

Location(s): Catalonia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Winds of the Night is the follow-up, published almost thirty years later, to Joan Sales’ acclaimed masterwork of the Spanish Civil War, Uncertain Glory. It describes the shell-shocked wasteland that was post-war Catalonia through the eyes of Cruells, a...

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Winter In Paradise

Winter In Paradise

Author(s): Elin Hilderbrand

Location(s): St John

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Irene Steele’s life is idyllic, until it is rocked by a late-night phone call that brings news of her husband’s sudden death. Even in the midst of her crippling grief, Irene cannot get one question out of her head:...

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Winter Tales

Winter Tales

Author(s): George Mackay Brown

Location(s): The Orkneys

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Various

These short stories are set in the winter in the Orkney Islands but range over time. They are filled with memorable characters and draw the reader into life in these isolated islands north of the Scotland mainland.

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Winter’s Fairytale

Winter’s Fairytale

Author(s): Maxine Morrey

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Humour, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Step into a winter wonderland and fall in love in the snow this Christmas… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… A few weeks before Christmas and a sudden blanketing of snow has closed the roads and...

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Wish You Were Here (Graham Swift)

Wish You Were Here (Graham Swift)

Author(s): Graham Swift

Location(s): Isle of Wight

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been...

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With Love, The Argentina Family

With Love, The Argentina Family

Author(s): Mirta Ines Trupp

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s

With Love, The Argentina Family ~ Memories of Tango and Kugel; Mate with Knishes is a unique account, enlightening and inspirational with its autobiographical genuineness. The story unfolds in “die goldene medina” -America-sharing the insecurities and confusion of a...

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Without Reservations

Without Reservations

Author(s): Alice Steinbach

Location(s): London, Oxford, Paris, Venice

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities – Paris, Venice, London and Oxford – when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had...

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Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Author(s): Edna G Bay

Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 18th century, 19th century

“Wives of the Leopard” explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred...

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