Blogs in February 2023

Geneva 16th February 2023

‘Geneva is one of the best thrillers I’ve ever read. And I’ve read quite a few.’ A. J. FINN Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sarah Collier has started to show the same tell-tale signs of the Alzheimer’s disease as her father:...

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Farewell Fountain Street 28th July 2022

Ziya Bey has six months left to live. From his mansion on Farewell Fountain Street, the Ottoman aristocrat plans to tie up some questionable business affairs and say goodbye to the people he cherishes. He hires Artvin, a disillusioned...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being 22nd August 2017

In this novel – a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities – Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century ‘Being’ In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world...

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Incognito 5th May 2017

Pope Gregoire XVII was last seen waving to the crowd at Saint Peter’s square from the famous Apostolic Palace window. Despite several layers of tight security, neither the Gendarmerie nor The Entity (the Vatican’s secret service) or the Swiss...

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The Valentine House 16th April 2017

In 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine builds a chalet high up in the French Alps and every summer les rosbifs arrive, to the benefit of the curious locals who work for them. For Mathilde, one of the domestic ‘uglies’ chosen...

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