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Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners

Author(s): Colin MacInnes

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1958

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‘I swore by Elvis and all the saints that this last teenage year of mine was going to be a real rave. Yes, man, come whatever, this last year of the teenage dream I was out for kicks and...

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All Tomorrow’s Parties

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Author(s): Nicole Fitton

Location(s): Italy, London, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1980

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Set in the music industry of 1980’s London, All Tomorrow’s Parties is a journey through life and love. Laine Marshall isn’t a product of the 1980s she is the epitome of it. 18 years of age and working for...

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Alys, Always

Alys, Always

Author(s): Harriet Lane

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Frances Thorpe, a sub-editor on the books pages of the Questioner, is one of those quiet women it’s advisable to watch. A thirty-something living alone in a shabby north London flat, she’s stuck in a job that she thinks...

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Amazing Disgrace

Amazing Disgrace

Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson

Location(s): London, Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Set both in Tuscany and in the trendy haunts of London, this is the hilarious sequel to Cooking with Fernet Branca. The inimitable Gerald Samper is back, with his musings on the absurdities of modern life and his entertaining...

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Americanah

Americanah

Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Location(s): London, Nigeria, North America

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the...

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An Alphabet of London

An Alphabet of London

Author(s): Christopher Brown

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favorite tipple, and where...

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An Equal Music

An Equal Music

Author(s): Vikram Seth

Location(s): London, Vienna

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

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When The Maggiore, an English Quartet undertakes a challenging work of Beethoven’s, violinist Michael Holme is taken back to memories of playing this piece in Vienna as a student. At the same time he falls in love with Julia...

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An Uncertain Place

An Uncertain Place

Author(s): Fred Vargas

Location(s): France, London, Serbia

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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This is the sixth novel featuring Commissaire Adamsberg that has been translated into English. It starts in London, at Highgate Cemetery where Adamsberg,along with two colleagues, is attending a conference.They chance upon a pile of shoes with severed feet...

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And Only to Deceive

And Only to Deceive

Author(s): Tasha Alexander

Location(s): France, London

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Romance

Era(s): Mid 1800s

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Emily is married and widowed within the first couple of pages and she comes to realise how little she knew of him. She starts to investigate this leads her into a mystery involving forgeries of Ancient Greek artefacts.

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Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard

Author(s): Louise Doughty

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at...

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