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Book set in Los Angeles – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

  • Submitted: 16th January 2019

The fire at the Los Angeles Public Library 1986 A library burns....not sure I wanted to read this at first. What could be a more sorry and tragic sight that…

Five Books with a Foodie Twist – A BookTrail Literary Tour

  • Submitted: 15th January 2019

So, hands up. Who has dropped their New Year's resolutions to eat less cake? Eat less in general? No? Still on track?Well  with these books, it doesn't matter if you're…

Book set in Kodiak, Alaska – Woman at Sea by Catherine Poulain

  • Submitted: 14th January 2019

An adventure to the ends of the earth The author is also the lead character in this book. This is a work of (translated) fiction, but also stands as a…

Stockholm, Paris, NYC- The Red Address Book of Sofia Lundberg

  • Submitted: 11th January 2019

There's a red address book with a life lived tucked inside Stockholm, Paris, NYC- The Red Address Book of Sofia Lundberg takes you on quite an emotional journey... Many of…

Book set in London – BlackBerry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton

  • Submitted: 9th January 2019

A novel of historical fiction set in London's Spitalfields market BlackBerry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton is an evocative, immersive read and very well written. It's a fictional account of the…

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