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Novel set in Japan – The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann

  • Submitted: 18th August 2021

The Pine Islands  of Japan translated by Jen Calleja A  novel which takes a journey about life itself and creates a meandering and captivating story of hope and so much more.…

Books set in the gothic city of Edinburgh

  • Submitted: 17th August 2021

Gothic Edinburgh as a literary setting - Travel Tuesday There are some cities that are just destined to be great literary settings. Scotland's capital city is just perfect for all…

The Dark thriller set in Antarctica by Emma Haughton

  • Submitted: 16th August 2021

Is it Dark in Antarctica asks Emma Haughton? A&E doctor Kate North is offered the chance to be an emergency replacement at the UN research station in Antarctica. The previous…

Why read Translated Fiction? – WIT Month

  • Submitted: 15th August 2021

Women in Translation Month is all about stories Stories are important. If you want to think about just how important, then think of a world without them. Impossible, right? We…

The Great British BookTrail – Armchair Books

  • Submitted: 13th August 2021

Armchair Books in Edinburgh's old town A delight to behold. That is Armchair Books. I've wanted to go to this book haven for ages. Just the name makes it inviting.…

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1995: Two boys kill another child. What was behind the murder?

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