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The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat: and other stories from the North

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by Sjon
This exquisite anthology collects together the very best fiction from across the Nordic region. Travelling from cosmopolitan Stockholm to the remote Faroe Islands, and from Denmark to Greenland, this unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations.
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The Evenings

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by Reve, Gerard
'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it. 'Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the story of t...
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Burning Secret

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
The Baron, bored on holiday, begins a flirtation with a beautiful woman via her twelve-year-old son. He befriends the child and charms him, all the while attempting to seduce the mother - but he cannot begin to imagine the effect he is having on the boy's life...
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War in Val d'Orcia: An Italian War Diary 1943-1944

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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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A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

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by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
A young secular writer's journey along ancient religious pilgrimage routes in Spain, Japan and Ukraine leads to a surprise family reconciliation in this literary memoir Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his father, a gay rabbi, had caused his family when he came out in middle age a...
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Letter From an Unknown Woman and Other Stories

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by Zweig, Stefan
Stefan's Zweig's Letter from an Unknown Woman and other stories contains a new translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell of one of his most celebrated novellas, Letter from an Unknown Woman , the inspiration for a classic 1948 Hollywood film by Max Ophuls, as well as three new stories, appearing in English for the first time. A famous author receives a letter on his forty-first birthday. He doesn't know ...
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The Lure of the North

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by including Edward Stanford Junior
"If you give anything to a Norwegian (old meat tins are always thankfully received), he will give your hand a silent grip more expressive than many words"
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Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld)

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by Funke, Cornelia
Jacob has uncovered the doorway to another world, hidden behind a mirror. It is a place of dark magic and enchanted objects, scheming dwarves and fearsome ogres, fairies born from water and men born from stone. Here, he hunts for treasure and seeks adventure in the company of Fox - a beautiful, shape-shifting girl, who guides and guards him. But now Jacob's younger brother has followed him into the mirror...
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The Fishermen

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by Obioma, Chigozie
In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions. Passionate...
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Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers

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by Orlon, Marian
Detective Nosegoode wants to enjoy his well deserved retirement, but it seems the villains of Lower Limewood are determined not to let him rest: Ambrosius Nosegoode's best friend, his talking dog Cody has been kidnapped! Will he be returned safe and sound? Never fear, Detective Nosegoode is already on their trail.
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In the Restaurant: Society in Four Courses

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by Ribbat, Christoph
'A playful story, most entertaining, and wonderfully documented' Ferran Adria 'An entertaining smorgasbord of tasty stories that build into a deeper picture of the places where we eat, from fast food joints and cafes to the temples of gastronomy.' Hattie Ellis What does eating out tell us about who we are? The restaurant is where we go to celebrate, to experience pleasure, to show off - or, sometimes...
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The Secrets of the Wild Wood (Winter Edition)

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by Dragt, Tonke (Author)
One of the King's most trusted knights has vanished in the snow, so young Sir Tiuri and his best friend Piak must journey into the shadowy heart of the forest to find him.The Wild Wood is a place of mysteries, rumours and whispered tales. A place of lost cities, ancient curses, robbers, princesses and Men in Green.As the darkness surrounds him and reports grow of secret plots and ruthless enemies, Tiuri fin...
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Ms Ice Sandwich

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by Kawakami, Mieko
A quixotic and funny tale about first love - from the Akutagawa Prize-winning author Ms Ice Sandwich seems to lack social graces, but our young narrator is totally smitten with her. He is in awe of her aloofness, her skill at slipping sandwiches into bags, and, most electric of all, her ice-blue eyelids. Everyday he is drawn to the supermarket just to watch her in action. But life has a way of interferin...
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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

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by Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari (Author)
An atmospheric love story with a twist by the author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen - publisher and discontented husband - is constantly losing umbrellas. He has also joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta's and his wife and son are dragged into the aftermath of this t...
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A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45

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by Lindgren, Astrid
'A breathtaking read' - Die Welt One of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers - and the creator of Pippi Longstocking -reveals her very personal take on the Second World War Before she became internationally known for her children's books, Astrid Lindgren was an aspiring author living in Stockholm with her family at the outbreak of the Second World War. These diaries, until recently stored in ...
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The Poet's Dog

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by MacLachlan, Patricia
From the Newbery Medal-winning author, a poignant story about two children, a poet and a dog, and how they help one another survive loss and recapture loveTeddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world...
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Confusion

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
Roland, a young student at a new university, meets an inspirational teacher who sweeps him into his world of literature and learning. When the boy moves into the same building as the teacher and his wife, he becomes ever closer to this remarkable man, though he also senses his mentor pulling away from him - sometimes even seeming to hate him. But the truth about these feelings is something that will shape b...
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The Bear and the Paving Stone

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by Horie, Toshiyuki
Winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, three dream-like tales of memory and warVisiting a friend in the French countryside, a man finds himself cast into the quandaries of historical whim, religious identity, and seeing without sight; a walk along the seashore, upon the anniversary of a death, becomes a reverie on building sandcastles; and an innocent break-in at the ruins of an archbishop's residence t...
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Land of Smoke

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by Gallardo, Sara
Dazzling, hallucinatory stories by Sara Gallardo, a rediscovered Argentinian contemporary of Garcia MarquezAn old man wakes up one morning to find that his beloved garden, the envy of all his neighbours, is floating away - with him on board; a bored young woman decides to start a new, double life in Buenos Aires - with the useful prop of a spare head she keeps in her closet; a meek German missionary leaves ...
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Hotel Silence

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by Olafsdottir, Augur Ava (Author)
'Olafsdottir's specialty is the small journeys we take to save ourselves and the ones we care for. She is the heart's finest map-maker' SjonWinner of the Icelandic Literature Prize
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