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The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura.

  • Submitted: 9th February 2023

The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura. A lot of history in one book - Castro's Cuba, Trotsky and the Spanish Civil War. Bitter Lemon have a fine list for…

The Maiden set in Edinburgh – Kate Foster

  • Submitted: 7th February 2023

Edinburgh and The Maiden This is a remarkable story. It really happened. The author has takena real life situation and then created a fictional account of what she thinks could…

The Paris Sister by Adrienne Chinn

  • Submitted: 6th February 2023

The Paris Sister by Adrienne Chinn Three sisters separated by distance but bound by love  BookTrail Travel to The Paris Sister Boarding Pass Information: Paris, London, Cairo, Capri, Alberta Author…

Mrs Van Gogh set in Paris – Caroline Cauchi

  • Submitted: 3rd February 2023

The story behind Van Gogh In 1890, Vincent Van Gogh dies penniless, unknown, a man tortured by his own mind. Eleven years later his work is exhibited in Paris and…

Best booktrail of the Month – January 2023

  • Submitted: 1st February 2023

Best booktrail of the Month for January 2023 There was a very special book which won this month's Best BookTrail award.  The locations are captivating, the story is hearbreaking and…

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The House of Whispers

1938: Sometimes the secrets of the past are more dangerous than the present…

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