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Spirit Houses by Die Booth
Spirit Houses by Die Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars A story to get lost in, 11 April 2014
When Mandaís lab partner Daniel Forbes goes missing presumed dead itís just another normal day at University Hospital. But the circumstances of his disappearance arenít quite as straightforward as they seem.

Compelling, imaginative and filmic. A story to get lost in and a cast of characters to fall in love with. Beautifully written and illustrated by the author, with descriptions good enough to eat and a lovely humor running throughout. Kept me guessing to the end.
The Visit Of The Royal Physician by Per Olov Enquist
The Visit Of The Royal Physician by Per Olov Enquist
It is the 1760s, the young King of Denmark, Christian VII, is deemed a half-wit. His queen, the English princess Caroline Mathilde, has fallen in love with his most trusted advisor, the court physician Struensee and court is filled with ruthless individuals who will do anything to achieve their goals, in order to control not only the king but the nation state.
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Madonnaís of Leningrad tells the story of Marina. The book shifts, between her past and present, firstly in Russia and later in America.

1941, Marina is a guide at Leningrad's Hermitage Museum. Along with her colleagues, she is tasked with removing the art from out of the grand galleries and storing them safely against German bombardment and probable invasion, so saving a large part of Europe's artistic history from falling in to the hands of the Naziís. As Marina does so, she commits the works to memory, building a memory palace in her mind.

In modern day America, Marinaís mind as a very old lady has begun to fray. She cannot hold onto new memories but her distant… Read more