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Ikigai – Japanese words to live by

  • Submitted: 23rd January 2019

In the busy world, we live in today, this is a very special book. The author, Dr Mari Fujimoto is the Director of Japanese Studies at Queens College, New York and…

Five Books set in Japan – a BookTrail Literary Tour

  • Submitted: 22nd January 2019

Japan is a fascinating country and there are some brilliant books set here. Books allow you to see a side to a country you may not see elsewhere. The pages…

London set – a novel of Blood and Sugar

  • Submitted: 21st January 2019

A novel of crime and murder by Laura Shepherd Robinson A novel set in  London's docklands with plenty of sweat, mud and dirt of the time. It's a compelling story…

NYC set – The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash

  • Submitted: 20th January 2019

The famous Dakota Building, John Lennon and NYC This is a novel of many layers. It's a coming of age story about father and son, but it's also the story…

Book set in Spain – Village of the Lost Girls, Agustin Martinez

  • Submitted: 18th January 2019

A novel of crime and murder set in the Pyrenees A book which transports you to the heart of the Pyrenees and Catalonia. This sounds like a nice setting but…

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