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An Italian Education

An Italian Education
  • Author(s): Tim Parks
  • Location(s): Veneto
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Adventure
  • Era(s): Modern

How does an Italian become Italian? Or an Englishman English, for that matter? Are foreigners born, or made? In An Italian Education Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he lives,...

An Italian Home

An Italian Home
  • Author(s): Paul Wright
  • Location(s): Lake Como
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Paul and Nicola, artist and his wife relocate to Lake Como, the warm descriptive writing of the process is beautiful, the locals come to life. A great book to help understand the ways of the people who live around...

An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1890s

IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer,...

An Unrestored Woman

An Unrestored Woman
  • Author(s): Shobha Rao
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Post 1947

In An Unrestored Woman, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 cuts a jagged path through the lives of ordinary women and men, leaving ripples of sorrow through time and space. Each couplet of stories spans the Indian subcontinent,...

And the Show Went On

And the Show Went On
  • Author(s): Alan Riding
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In June 1940, Paris fell to the Nazis who made the world’s cultural capital their favourite entertainment ground. Music halls and cabarets thrived during the occupation, providing plenty of work for actors, singers and musicians – except for Jews....

Angel Avenger

Angel Avenger
  • Author(s): Tim Wickenden
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure...

Animal

Animal
  • Author(s): Lisa Taddeo
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. That’s a cruel...

Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey

Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey
  • Author(s): Michele Levy
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople), Balkans
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1968

It’s 1968. The world is in turmoil. So is twenty-thee-year-old Anna Rossi, who questions everything about her life, from her mostly Jewish heritage to her fear of intimacy. Summer in Europe with a childhood friend offers a perfect way...

Aphrodite’s Tears

Aphrodite’s Tears
  • Author(s): Hannah Fielding
  • Location(s): Santorini
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

This book is set on the fictional island of Helios, but as the author explains in this #TalkingLocationWith…  article, the inspiration is very clearly Santorini. A young archaeologist who travels to the remote island of Helios (based on the...

Apostle Lodge

Apostle Lodge
  • Author(s): Paul Mendelson
  • Location(s): Cape Town
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Col Vaughn de Vries Book 4 From the author of the acclaimed The First Rule of Survival, praised by Lee Child as ‘excellent and uncompromising’, comes Paul Mendelson’s explosive latest thriller. Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an...

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