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A Raid Over Berlin

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by Martin, John
"I could see that still no one had been able to get out from the cockpit. It must have been at this moment that I thought I was going to die because I became remarkably calm"
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The Night Circus and Other Stories

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by Kovalyk, Ursula
Blending the naturalistic and the fabulistic, these elusive, delicate stories fold fable and fairy tale into the everyday, domestic settings of kitchen, garden, car. Women love, and lose, strange creatures they find by the garden gate; dream dogs are liberated from the icy prison of a fridge; bathrooms bloom into rainforests that souls can lose themselves in forever. Seemingly quotidian routines and unremar...
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Ironopolis

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by Brown, Glen James
Ironopolis is a warren of streets, memories and people with secrets ... Glen James Brown orchestrates a remarkable novel across these streets as Ironopolis tells its own story across three generations. Jean unveils a secret on her deathbed ... Alan unravels the truth of his father, who has haunted the Burn Council Estate for a lifetime ... Corina is trying to get through one last day at the hairdressers bef...
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Hummingbird

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by Hughes, Tristan
Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place. Beside a lake in the northern Canadian wilderness, fifteen-year-old Zachary Tayler lives a lonely and isolated life with his father. His only neighbours are a leech trapper, an eccentric millionaire, and an expert in snow. But then one summer the enigmatic and shape-shifting Eva Spiller arrives in ...
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A Kind of Loving

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by Barstow, Stan
Stan Barstow's landmark 'Brit-Lit' novel of the sixties immortalized Vic Brown, the amiable working class lad from the North and led the way for author's like Nick Hornby writing similar slice-of-life drama. Still as fresh and alive today, it spawned two sequels: The Watchers on the Shore (1966) and The Right True End (1976). First published in 1960, it has long been used as a set text in British schools. I...
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Insufficiently Welsh

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by Griff Rhys-Jones
In this informal guide to Wales, Griff Rhys Jones rediscovers "the land of his aunties". Born in Cardiff but raised in Essex, Griff is returning home on a mission to explore the real Wales: the one beyond the tourist trail that exists in the deep beautiful countryside, full of hidden treasures and eccentric characters that makes this country so unique.
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Under The Dust

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by Jordi Coca
Exploring a boy's childhood in Barcelona during the Franco dictatorship, "Under the Dust" is based on the autobiographical experience of prize-winning Catalan author Jordi Coca. In period and location - an oppressive late 1940s and early 50s when the dictatorship's repression was strongly felt at all levels of people's everyday lives - the novel echoes the recent bestseller "The Shadow of the Wind". But the...
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Paris

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by William Owen Roberts
Paris (2013) is William Roberts' most ambitious work to date and can best be described as a contemporary historical novel. It concerns an extended family of Russian emigres struggling to survive in Paris and Berlin during the inter-war years of the last century and examines the difficulty of holding on to one's identity in exile. As the waves of political and ideological turmoil impinge directly on the fate...
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Hummingbird

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by Hughes, Tristan
Winner of the Hayes & Jarvis Fiction, with a Sense of Place at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 "What you could change and alter could never be finished or complete or dead. This is what I had been told back then, and what I had tried very hard to believe in since." Beside a lake in the northern Canadian wilderness, fifteen year old Zachary Tayler lives a lonely and isol...
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A Glass Eye

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by Meaba, Miren Agur
Winner of the 2013 Beterriko Liburua Award and the 2013 Zazpi Kale Prize, the prize of Bilbao book fair. `But what if we are all fictioneers? What if we all continually make up the stories of our lives? (...) Our life-stories are ours to construct as we wish, within or even against the constraints imposed by the real world...' J.M. COETZEE A writer in her late thirties retreats to Landes in France for a whi...
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Her Mother's Hands

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by Jaio, Karmele
Winner of a PEN Translates Award Have you ever had the feeling of not truly knowing your nearest and dearest? The precarious balance in the life of Nerea, a thirty-something journalist, breaks down when her mother, Luisa, is hospitalised with total amnesia. Nerea, who feels guilty for not having recognised the symptoms that afflicted her mother, now finds a person almost unknown to her. Luisa is haunted ...
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Moving On: and Other Zimbabwean Stories

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by Morris, Jane
'Moving On' bristles with the talent of writers from Zimbabwe. This collection brings together twenty of Zimbabwe's finest storytellers, from within the country and without. Many of the characters in this anthology are themselves moving on: from the chains of the past, from the loss of loved ones, from long-held beliefs. Some from life itself and others to a brighter future. Between the covers the reader wi...
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Van Of One's Own, A

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by WELLS, BIDDY
"Portugal is not all that far away, or exotic, or dangerous, but it felt like a huge stretch for me to leave my partner, family, job and home and just go off. An overland solo trip lasting months in an ancient little campervan was not the kind of thing I did. But it was something I was about to do."In her debut memoir A Van of One's Own, Biddy Wells tells the story of how, propelled by a thirst for peace an...
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The Dat's Love and Other Stories

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by Brito, Leonora
Brito's stories engage primarily with the Cardiff of her youth, most notably the Docks and Tiger Bay. She was the first of a group of writers who heralded a feminist renaissance in short story writing in Wales. Her stories are full of light and life, and the descriptions are marked by an unusual exactness and sense of place. They are unique in Welsh fiction in that they present an insider's perspective on a...
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Seven Days

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by Munday, Nathan
Seven Days is a story of adventure and spirituality as father and son travel the "Rue du Bonjour" across the pilgrim route of the high Pyrenees.
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Where to Now?

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by MORRIS, JANE [
Meet the prostitute who gets the better of her brothers when they try to marry her off, the wife who is absolved of adultery, the hero who drowns in a bowser of cheap beer, the poetry slammer who doesn't get to perform his final poem, and many more. The writing in this collection of short stories from Zimbabwe, edited by Jane Morris, is at times dark, at times laced with comedy. Set against the backdrop of ...
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Into Suez

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by Stevie Davies
1949: Egypt's struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. "Into Suez" is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second World War, attempted to assert itself as an Imperial power in a w...
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Forgotten Footprints: Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica

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by Harrison, John
Hard on the heels of his masterful and critically acclaimed Wales Book of the Year, Cloud Road: A Journey Through the Inca Heartland, John Harrison's Forgotten Footprints is the untold story of the sailors, sealers and eccentrics who discovered the last continent: Antarctica. A thrilling record of lost triumph and tragedy, a saga of adventure and ambition against all odds, and a compelling insight into ext...
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The Equestrienne

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by Kovalyk, Ursula
It is 1984 and a small town somewhere in the east of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic is in the firm grip of totalitarianism. Karolina, a teenage runaway who never knew her father and who grew up in an untraditional family full of strange women, discovers a riding school on the edge of town. There, she gets to know the physically handicapped Romana and Matilda, a rider and trainer. Matlida begins to coac...
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FISH TRAPPED INSIDE THE WIND

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by Christien Gholsen
This is the story of A Fish Trapped inside the Wind. It all begins in a small town in Belgium near the French border on the morning of the festival of St. Woelfred. There are dead fish scattered everywhere seemingly blown in by the wind. The empty quarries of Villon are soon to be used as toxic waste dumps. Are the fish a sign from the saint or a trick played by Contexture, the dance group who once got nak...
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