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The Horseman’s Song set in Spain – Ben Pastor

  • Submitted: 23rd March 2023

The Horseman's Song - Ben Pastor Spain, summer 1937. The civil war between Spanish nationalists and republicans rages on. Martin Bora is German but in this novel Presently is a lieutenant…

The Walled Garden set in Suffolk – Sarah Hardy

  • Submitted: 20th March 2023

Walled Garden, Suffolk The Walled Garden set in Suffolk - Sarah Hardy. This is a wonderful historical read set in a crumbling mansion in Suffolk. Having been requisitioned in the…

A Walk in the Dark set in Bari, Italy – Gianrico Carofiglio.

  • Submitted: 16th March 2023

A Walk in the Dark  - Gianrico Carofiglio Guerrieri takes the case when no lawyer accepts to represent Marina in her attempt to bring her boyfriend to trial for assault and…

Sci-Fi set in Edinburgh – Doug Johnstone

  • Submitted: 14th March 2023

Doug Johnstone's Sci-fi Edinburgh This book is on the BBC  programme #BetweentheCovers on March 20th 2023. Connecting will change everything… Lennox is a troubled teenager with no family. Ava is…

The Company set in London – J M Varese

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The Company set in London -  J M Varese The setting of this novel is a wonderful house in  1870's London. The house is owned by the rich proprietors of…

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