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Beware of Pity

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by Zweig, Stefan
An almost unbearably tense and powerful tale of unrequited love and the danger of pity. In 1913 a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible danger of pity. He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance - his compensatory afternoon calls relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope.
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The World of Yesterday

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by Zweig, Stefan
'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique generation, carrying a heavier burden of fate than almost any other in the course of history.' During his lifetime, Stefan Zweig's (1881-1942) works were immensely popular and widely translated. In the decades after his death, he was largely f...
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War in Val d'Orcia: An Italian War Diary 1943-1944

by Iris Origo
The bestselling diaries of WWII in Tuscany, with a new introduction by writer and social historian Virginia Nicholson, and stunning rediscovered photographsAt the height of the Second World War, Italy was being torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the eventual Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman - born in England, married to an Italian - kept a record of daily life in a country at war....
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The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man: Essential Stories

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by Kafka, Franz
Kafka, whose name has generated an adjective, is one of the best loved writers of the twentieth century. Known for his dark, enigmatic stories, for the absurd nightmares he depicts, his extraordinary imaginative depth is clear in stories from 'A Hunger Artist' to 'The Verdict'.
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A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940

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by Origo, Iris
Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she came to rest in one country. Fifteen years later, that country would be at war with her own.
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The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

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by Various Authors
Exile lies at the root of our earliest stories. Charting varied experiences of people forced to leave their homes from the ancient world to the present day, The Heart of a Stranger is an anthology of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that journeys through six continents, with over a hundred contributors drawn from twenty-four languages.
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The Marquise of O-

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by Kleist, Heinrich Von
In a Northern Italian town during the Napoleonic Wars, Julietta, a young widow and mother of impeccable reputation, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. This follows an attack on the town's citadel, in which several Russian soldiers tried to assault her before she was rescued by Count F-, at which point she fell unconscious. Thrown out of her father's house, Julietta publishes an announcement in the local n...
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The Glass of Lead and Gold

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by Funke, Cornelia
A beautifully illustrated new translation of a beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Six young sisters live in the depths of the ocean, longing for the chance to see the beauty of the earth. Most eager of all is the youngest mermaid, who counts the days to her fifteenth birthday when her grandmother will finally allow her to rise to the surface. Her first sight above the water is a large ship on ...
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The Little Mermaid

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by Andersen, Hans Christian
Six young sisters live in the depths of the ocean, longing for the chance to see the beauty of the earth. Most eager of all is the youngest mermaid, who counts the days to her fifteenth birthday when her grandmother will finally allow her to rise to the surface.
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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

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by Weidermann, Volker
"Vivid, full of sardonic humour, moral nuance and personal drama, this book takes the reader into the heart of the revolutionary crowd, and shows how exhilarating and terrifying it is to be there" Lucy Hughes-Hallett, New Statesman
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A Woman in the Polar Night

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by Ritter, Christiane
In 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable life in Austria and travels to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, to spend a year there with her husband. She thinks it will be a relaxing trip, a chance to "read thick books in the remote quiet and, not least, sleep to my heart's content", but when Christiane arrives she is shocked to realize that they are to live in a tiny ramshackle hut ...
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Lives and Deaths: Essential Stories

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by Tolstoy, Leo
Although best known for his monumental novels, Tolstoy also wrote tightly compressed works of equal power. This new collection gathers perhaps his greatest novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, together with shorter masterpieces 'Three Deaths', 'Pace-setter' and the fable-like story 'Alyosha the Pot'.
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And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon: Essential Stories

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by Gogol, Nikolai
Fresh, stylish new translations of Gogol's greatest short stories collected in a beautiful edition Admired by writers from Nabokov to Bulgakov to George Saunders, Gogol is considered one of the more enigmatic of the Russian greats. He only wrote one novel, 'Dead Souls', and destroyed much of his later work, so his stories constitute his major output. In this collection, beautifully and skilfully trans...
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The Paris Mysteries

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by Poe, Edgar Allan
An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail-three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city's police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates - can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed?
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The Listening Walls

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by Millar, Margaret
A rediscovered classic of American noir -- a suspenseful masterpiece about corrupted love Amy Kellogg is not having a pleasant vacation in Mexico. She's been arguing nonstop with her friend and traveling companion, Wilma, and she wants nothing more than to go home to California. But their holiday takes a nightmarish turn when Wilma is found dead on the street below their room--an apparent suicide. Rup...
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The Collective

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by Whitlock, Lindsey
Stuck in the traditional community of Badfish Creek, Elwyn longs for change. When his uncle offers him the chance to leave his rural roots behind, he jumps at the opportunity, eager to move to Liberty to gain an education and become part of a flourishing world. Finally, life seems to be opening up to him.
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My Sweet Orange Tree

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by Vasconcelos, Jose Mauro De
Meet Zeze - Brazil's naughtiest and most loveable boy, his talent for mischief matched only by his great kindness. When he grows up he wants to be a 'poet with a bow-tie' but for now he entertains himself playing pranks on the residents of his family's poor Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood and inventing friends to play with. That is, until he meets a real friend, and his life begins to change...
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Number One Chinese Restaurant

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by Li, Lillian
Mixing business and family is a recipe for disaster The popular Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland has been serving devoted regulars for decades. Yet behind the staff's professional smiles simmer tensions, heartaches and grudges from years of bustling restaurant life. When disaster strikes, two of the younger generation find themselves in a dangerous game that means tragedy for the Duck House. And ...
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Soul of the Border

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by Righetto, Matteo
The de Boer family are tobacco growers, working on terraces in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Life is hard, and the father, Augusto, occasionally supplements their income by smuggling tobacco across the border into Austria. Sometimes he takes his daughter Jole with him, and father and daughter journey together on the perilous route over the mountains.
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One Part Woman

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by Murugan, Perumal
A vibrant fable of marriage, caste and social convention from one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Indian fiction "Unexpected and moving" Amitava Kumar, author of 'Immigrant, Montana' "A major Indian write"' New York Times "A captivating story of love and desire" Vivek Shanbhag, author of 'Ghachar, Ghochar' Kali and Ponna are perfectly content in their marriage, apart from one thing. ...
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