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Cutting For Stone (by Abraham Verghese)

Vintage (26 Dec, 2009)

The unforgettable story of twin brothers born in Ethiopia of the secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a British doctor, and the choices each of them must face as they grow to manhood.

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Cross Stitch (Outlander, US) (by Diana Gabaldon)

Arrow Books Ltd (03 Mar, 1994)

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century - and a lover in another...In 1945, Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently, she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly, she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and b ...

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Time's Legacy (by Barbara Erskine)

HarperCollins (08 Jul, 2010)

In present-day Cambridge, Abi, a recently ordained priest of the Church of England, is appointed to a notoriously difficult parish. The priest in charge is the charismatic but fundamentalist Kier. He objects to her mysticism, her practice of healing in particular. When she sees a vision of a congregation in an old church, Kier accuses her of witchcraft, but Abi soon sees more visions; an entire Roman fam ...

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Whispers in the Sand (by Barbara Erskine)

Harper (19 Feb, 2009)

Recently divorced, Anna decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great grandmother made in the nineteenth century: a Nile cruise from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings. Anna carries with her on the voyage two mementoes of her great-grandmother Louisa: an ancient Egyptian scent bottle, and the diary of that original Nile cruise, which has lain unread for a hundred years. As she follows in Louisa ...

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Doctor Zhivago (by Boris Pasternak)

Vintage Classics (05 Sep, 2002)

Newly qualified as a doctor, Yury Zhivago exchanges the secure respectability of Imperial Moscow for the waking nightmare that is the Russian front in 1915. But even the peace brings him no comfort. For the hell of the field hospitals is easier to endure than the revolution at home which has changed the unchanging and ripped at the foundations of his life. Yury Zhivago must come to terms both with the new ...

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The Long Song (by Andrea Levy)

Headline Review (06 Jan, 2011)

You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar planta ...

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The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak)

Black Swan (01 Jan, 2008)

Narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day, the wail of the sirens comes too late.

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Remarkable Creatures (by Tracy Chevalier)

HarperCollins (24 Aug, 2009)

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye! From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness. When sh ...

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The Red Tent (by Anita Diamant)

Pan (08 Mar, 2002)

Using the story from Genesis as the basis for this novel, Anita Diamant combines rich story-telling with a new way of looking at the place occupied by women in ancient Jewish society. The central character is Dinah, daughter of Jacob.

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Corsair (by Tim Severin)

Macmillan (01 Jun, 2007)

1677, on a late summer's evening, two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. They are Barbary corsairs from North Africa, slave catchers. As soon as it is dark, their landing parties row ashore to raid a small fishing village - on the hunt for fresh prey... In the village, seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch wakes to the sound of a pistol shot. Moments later, he and his sister Elizabeth are taken prison ...

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Under the Eagle (by Simon Scarrow)

Headline (07 Aug, 2008)

It is 43 AD and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in Germany with the Second Legion. Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but is shocked to discover that his next campaign will take him to Britain, a land of barbarity.

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A Dangerous Vine (by Barbara Ewing)

Virago Press Ltd (07 Sep, 2000)

Set in New Zealand during the 1950s, A Dangerous Vine is a dark novel of buried secrets whose central character, Margaret-Rose Bennett, is searching for life and its meaning whilst rejecting her formal English upbringing.

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