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Slow Trains to Venice: A Love Letter to Europe

Slow Trains to Venice: A Love Letter to Europe

Author(s): Tom Chesshyre

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Contemporary

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of...

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Slowly Down the Ganges

Slowly Down the Ganges

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): India

Era(s): 1960s

‘Slowly Down the Ganges’ is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside ‘A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’ and ‘Love and War in the Apennines’. Told with Newby’s self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a...

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Small Country

Small Country

Author(s): Gaël Faye

Location(s): Bujumbura, Burundi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1992

Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expat neighbourhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister, Ana, is something close to paradise. These are happy, carefree days spent with his friends sneaking cigarettes...

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Small Days and Nights

Small Days and Nights

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern Day

An Irish Times Book of the Year 2019 Escaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Pondicherry to cremate her mother. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, blue-shuttered,...

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Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska

Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska

Author(s): Erin McKittrick

Location(s): Alaska

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

Small Feet, Big Land follows the expeditions and daily life of a family of four: Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, lifelong adventure trekkers, set out to explore the vast and remote wild corners of Alaska with their two...

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Small g: A Summer Idyll

Small g: A Summer Idyll

Author(s): Patricia Highsmith

Location(s): Zurich

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1990s

Small Kingdoms

Small Kingdoms

Author(s): Anastasia Hobbet

Location(s): Kuwait

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000 - 2010

Set in Kuwait during the ominous years between the two Gulf wars, Small Kingdoms traces the intersecting lives of five people rich and poor, native and foreigner, Muslim, Christian, and non-believer when they discover that a teenaged Indian housemaid...

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Small Town Nightmare

Small Town Nightmare

Author(s): Anna Willett

Location(s): Western Australia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): contemporary

A young drifter is in deep trouble, his sister is his only hope… Lucy’s younger brother has gone missing. When she sets out to find him, the trail takes her to Night Town. It’s a rural backwater deep in...

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Small Wars

Small Wars

Author(s): Sadie Jones

Location(s): Cyprus

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

Hal Treherne is a soldier on the brink of a brilliant career. Impatient to see action, his other commitment in life is to his beloved wife, Clara, and when Hal is transferred to Cyprus she and their twin daughters...

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Smile As They Bow

Smile As They Bow

Author(s): Nu Nu Yi

Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 2000s

Several of Nu Nu Yi’s characters attend the annual Taungbyon Festival in honour of the spirits known as nats, which are central to traditional Burmese religious practice. There is Daisy Bond, a gay, transvestite medium in his fifties, his...

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