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Era(s): Turn of 20th Century / later 20th Century
VIENNA PASSION is the autobiography of Rosa, a chambermaid, royal mistress and murderess, whose life mirrors all the sordid glamour of Vienna at the turn of the century. It is interleaved with the story of a tentative romance: that...
The Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A...
Location(s): Paris, Prague, Wisconsin
1980s Prague. For Jana, childhood means ration queues and the smell of boiled potatoes on the grey winter air. But just before Jana’s seventh birthday, a new family moves in to their building: a bird-eyed mamka in a fox-fur...
Era(s): Contemporary and historical
By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams – a summerhouse with wrought-iron balconies, stained-glass windows the colour of jewels, and a bedroom with a hidden closet, all set within...
Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...
Location(s): Cheltenham, The Cotswolds
Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
Era(s): 20th century
In 1918, after years of campaigning, many British women over the age of 30 gained a parliamentary vote. Cheltenham was the hub of activity in the Cotswolds, and before the First World War it had a number of vigorous...