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Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age
  • Author(s): Michael North
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Seventeenth Century

During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands-a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources-enjoyed a “Golden Age” of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. In this book Michael North examines the Dutch Golden...

Art Therapy: Japan: 100 Designs Colouring in and Relaxation

Art Therapy: Japan: 100 Designs Colouring in and Relaxation
  • Author(s): Julie Terrazzoni
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous

Rediscover your creativity and let your imagination and senses unwind with these 100 exquisitely drawn illustrations. The culture, art and natural beauty of Japan inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Monet to create some of their best pieces...

As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back

As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back
  • Author(s): Alle C Hall
  • Location(s): South East Asia
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Two classics—The Lovely Bones and The Beach—merge in this visionary travel adventure. Jen—seventeen years old and abused—steals $10,00 and runs away to Asia. The Lonely Planetpath through Hong Kong, The Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand leads to hook-ups, heat, alcohol,...

Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust

Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust
  • Author(s): Pamela Allegretto
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Mordern day

Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in an international art exhibition, Carla Romano brings along her deceased friend’s...

Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead
  • Author(s): Saeida Rouass
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...

At First Light

At First Light
  • Author(s): Vanessa Lafaye
  • Location(s): Key West
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1993 and 1919

1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt. 1919. Mixed-race...

Away with the Penguins

Away with the Penguins
  • Author(s): Hazel Prior
  • Location(s): Antarctica
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Current

Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s...

Azúcar

Azúcar
  • Author(s): Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  • Location(s): Caribbean
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Azúcar (sugar) is a novel about belonging in a world where all things are on the move: people, ideas, foods and not least music. Oswald Kole Osabutey Jnr, henceforth Yunior, leaves his family in Accra to travel to the...

B as in Beirut

B as in Beirut
  • Author(s): Iman Humaydan Younes
  • Location(s): Beirut
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with...

Backpacks and Bra Straps (Sihpromatum #2)

Backpacks and Bra Straps (Sihpromatum #2)
  • Author(s): Savannah Grace
  • Location(s): Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, Western China
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Savannah Grace’s best selling, award winning saga of her family’s four-year-long backpacking adventure continues. “Backpacks and Bra Straps” picks up where “I Grew My Boobs in China” leaves off, offering insights into how family dynamics are affected by such...

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