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In the Heart of the Amazon F... - Henry Walter Bates
 

In the Heart of the Amazon F...Henry Walter Bates

One of the most impressive of all Victorian scientists but also a marvellous writer, Bates’ (1825-1892) account of his years in the upper reaches of the Amazon is almost too good to be true - a great monument to human inquisitiveness as he … more

In the Heart of the Amazon Forest (Penguin Great Journeys)
Henry Walter Bates
Penguin , English
Mischief: The Masqueraders S... - Laura Parker
 

Mischief: The Masqueraders S...Laura Parker

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One night of passion can build a world. One memory can tear it down.

A captivating Cinderella story from the pen of a marvelous writer.” — RT Book Reviews

As Napoleon invades Persia, clever but shy Japonica Fortmon is chosen by the ailin… more

Mischief: The Masqueraders Series - Book Two
Laura Parker
Diversion Books , English
Sunflower (New York Review B... - Gyula Krudy
 

Sunflower (New York Review B...Gyula Krudy

Gyula Krúdy is a marvelous writer who haunted the taverns of Budapest and lived on its streets while turning out a series of mesmerizing, revelatory novels that are among the masterpieces of modern literature. Krúdy conjures up a world that… more

Sunflower (New York Review Books Classics)
Gyula Krudy
NYRB Classics , English
Swallows & Robins - The Gues... - Susie Kelly
 

Swallows & Robins - The Gues...Susie Kelly

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Its absolutely brilliant, it made me laugh - in fact snort out loud - and then cry. Susie is a marvellous writer.’ The Good Life France. Before the guests came the builders. No’s 1, 2, 3 all started promisingly, but by builder No. 4, and w… more

Swallows & Robins - The Guests In My Garden
Susie Kelly
Blackbird Digital Books , English
Various Miracles - Carol Shields
 

Various MiraclesCarol Shields

Carol Shields’ stories deftly draw us into the lives of a broad range of sharply observed characters, from the brilliant young violinist smothered by an overprotective family, to the fat, elderly widow, mowing her lawn while, unknown to pas… more

Various Miracles
Carol Shields
Carol Shields Literary Trust , English
Hornets & Others - Al  Sarrantonio
 

Hornets & OthersAl Sarrantonio

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The things that live in the Earth… A haunted computer… A fragrant flower that signals the end of the human race… Billy the Kid’s killer beginnings—in the womb…Here, then, are 17 remarkable horror stories by Stoker Award winner, Wor… more

Hornets & Others
Al Sarrantonio
Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital , English
Madeleine: A Life of Madelei... - Helen Trinca
 

Madeleine: A Life of Madelei...Helen Trinca

The compelling story of Madeleine St John, one of Australia’s finest female novelists. At the age of fifteen Madeleine saw herself as a painter and pianist, but Ms Medway peered down at Madeleine during her entrance interview in 1957 and an… more

Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John
Helen Trinca
Text Publishing , English
In the Garden of Beasts: Lov... - Erik Larson
 

In the Garden of Beasts: Lov...Erik Larson

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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’… more

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
Erik Larson
Crown , English