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 The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu - Charlie English

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‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Book of the Year

‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity… [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS

The fabled city of Timbuktu has captured the Western imagination for centuries. The search for this ‘African El Dorado’ cost the lives of many explorers but Timbuktu is rich beyond its legends. Home to many thousands of ancient manuscripts on poetry, history, religion, law, pharmacology and astronomy, the city has been a centre of learning since medieval times.

When jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu’s libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscripts into hiding. Based on new research and first-hand reporting, Charlie English expertly tells this story set in one of the world’s most fascinating places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.


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1. The Counterfeit Guest - Rose Melikan

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Summer, 1796. After years of poverty, Mary Frith has inherited an unexpected fortune, and a brand new life. Her friends are delighted for her, but Mary has a restless spirit, and longs to escape her gilded cage in pursuit of adventure.

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2. Last Friends - Jane Gardham

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The witty and sparkling new novel from Jane Gardam, bestselling author of Old Filth

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3. Quiet Dell - Jayne Anne Phillips

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A chilling novel based on a real life multiple murder by a con-man who preyed on widows – a story that has haunted Jayne Anne Phillips since childhood.

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4. Summer School Large Print - Domenica De Rosa

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Summer in Tuscany and seven authors are in search of a happy ending. But who is writing the script?

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5. The Starboard Sea - Amber Dermont

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Jason Prosper grew up in the elite world of Manhattan penthouses, Maine summer estates, old boy prep schools and exclusive sailing clubs. When his best friend and boarding school roommate, Cal, commits suicide, Jason is devastated by the loss and transfers to Bellingham Academy.

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6. The Paris Winter - Imogen Robertson

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Maud Heighton has come to Paris in 1909 to flee the constraints of her small English town. But while her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addiction to opium.

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7. The Weekend - Bernhard Schlink

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Old friends&lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They plumb their memories of each other & pass quiet judgments on the life decisions each has made since their youth.

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8. The Many Conditions of Love - Farahad Zama

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Can true love triumph in the face of fierce family opposition? Mr Ali's marriage bureau is flourishing, but trouble isn't far away once son Rehman begins secretly to woo TV journalist Usha in the small cafes and on the beaches of South Indian Vizag.

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9. The Way to a Woman's Heart - Christina Jones

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Escaping from city life into the Berkshire countryside, Ella Maloney had been expecting to find rural tranquility & a chance to indulge in her favourite hobby - cooking. When she meets chef Ash Lawrence, Ella knows she's died & gone to heaven.

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