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A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

This book accompanies the television series but, obviously, in much greater depth and detail.  I find Mary Beards personality sometimes dominates... Read More

Deep South by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux hints that this may be his last book about travelling.  In his previous farewell to Africa, Last Train to Zona Verde, he showed us... Read More

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Twenty years after the publication of Notes from a Small Island, apparently the best selling travel book of all time, Bill Bryson is back for a fresh... Read More

The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel

In his first, highly acclaimed book, Meadowland, John Lewis-Stempel records the minute day to day changes in an ancient meadow on his Herefordshire... Read More

The Crossing by Samar Yazbek

This is a harrowing tale from hell witnessed first hand by journalist, Samar Yasbek, a Syrian exile who crossed back into Syria from Turkey.  Her... Read More

The Other Side of Silence by Linda Gask

Recently there has been much more discussion on how we must all be more open and accepting of mental illness.  This memoir, written from the personal... Read More

The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy

When married couple Robin and Paul go on an extended holiday to Morocco, what starts as an exciting trip, soon becomes a nightmare.  Paul is there... Read More

In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings

Bellas life is seemingly perfect, loving husband, parents who love her, but a tragic family event reveals hidden depths to her childhood.  Is she... Read More

The House of the Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal

In Little India, East London, successful business woman Shyama has fallen for a younger man.  Shyama is 48, divorced, with a teenage daughter and... Read More

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

Rachel Caine is  a zoologist who specialises in working with wolves.  She has spent the last ten years on a reservation in Idaho, living a... Read More

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