Absorbing and Wonderful books

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The Bronski House
1.  The Bronski House by Philip Marsden
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  "A portrait of a lost way of life and the conflicts that destroyed it."
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My Uncle Napoleon (Modern Library)
2.  My Uncle Napoleon (Modern Library) by Iraj Pezeshkzad
The list author says:
  "A trully absurd and farcical family saga, yet strangely moving."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
3.  The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, melancholic and fascinating."
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
4.  A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books) by Eric Newby
The list author says:
  "the best of newby's books- very amusing and fascinating too"
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They Were Counted (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)
5.  They Were Counted (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European) by Miklos Banffy
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  "The first of a sweeping and wonderful transalvanian trilogy, an absorbing story"
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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
6.  An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot
The list author says:
  "both this and "mirrors of the unseen" are fascinating to read"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
7.  From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium by William Dalrymple
The list author says:
  "A telling of the twilight of christianity in the near east, remarkable"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life
8.  The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski
The list author says:
  "An important book about africa, it will challenge what you previously thought you knew, excellent book and enjoyable"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

The Children's Book
9.  The Children's Book by A S Byatt
The list author says:
  "A complex and wonderful book, very clever and magical."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Skylark (CEU Press Classics)
10.  Skylark (CEU Press Classics) by Dezso Kosztolanyi
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  "A quirky tale, a caution to all parents with only one child, a daughter!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Slave
11.  The Slave by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The list author says:
  "A haunting, curious story by a marvellous writer."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Birdsong (Vintage War)
12.  Birdsong (Vintage War) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "An old favourite, a beautifully told story, a bit chick lit, but still very charming."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (587 customer reviews)

The Songlines (Vintage Crucial Classics)
13.  The Songlines (Vintage Crucial Classics) by Bruce Chatwin
The list author says:
  "A lyrical and important book, how often do you discover something completely new to you. very important."
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