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The End of the Affair by Graham  Greene

The End of the Affair

By Graham Greene

The love affair between Maurice Bendrix and his friend's wife, Sarah. begins in London during the Blitz and ends suddenly when Sarah breaks off the relationship without explanation. Two years later, Bendrix encounters Sarah by chance and, still consumed with love and jealousy, hires a private detective to follow her and find out the truth. Reading this classic novel, which deals with the nature of love, hate and faith, will touch nerves that you might have forgotten you had.

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The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Mistress of Spices

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Be transported into a magical fantasy world within the graim and gritty reality of San Francisco. Tilo's shop is the oasis. A spicy, sensual read you can almost touch, taste and smell.

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The Coffee Trader by David Liss

The Coffee Trader

By David Liss

Dip your toes into the murky waters of Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the 17th Century coffee trade. For the reader who likes intrigue with a trip back to the dark side of history.

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Joe's War by Annette Kobak

Joe's War

By Annette Kobak

A very human story of a daughter sharing her father's harrowing experiences of war as he recounts and relives them in old age. Gradually Annette comes to understand why her father deliberately buried his past and that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a new phenomenon. Will appeal to those who like real-life stories with an emphasis on family as well as those who love wartime biographies

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Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard

Empire of the Sun

By J G Ballard

Set in Shanghai at the time of the Japanese invasion. A small boy, having lived a pampered colonial existence, experiences internment camps and death marches. It is an honest vision of survival in a dislocated world, and how, despite everything, friendship and the human spirit triumph.

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