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To the lighthouse
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Woolf, Virginia

To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf

Ware : Wordsworth, 1994

Wordsworth classics

Résumé: To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage.

The secret pilgrim
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Le Carré, John

The secret pilgrim / John Le Carré

London : Penguin Books, 2011

A George Smiley novel

Résumé: The Berlin Wall is toppled, the Iron Curtain swept aside. The Secret Pilgrim is Ned, a decent, loyal soldier of the Cold War, who has been in British Intelligence ' the Circus' all his adult life. Now, approaching the end of his career, he is forced by the explosions of change to revisit his secret years. Ned illuminates the brave past of the legendary George Smiley, his hero and mentor who, in one unforgettable evening, gives back to him the dangerous edge of memory that empowers him finally to frame the questions that have haunted him for thirty years ...

Two lives
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Seth, Vikram

Two lives / Vikram Seth

London : Little Brown, 2005

Peter Pan & Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
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Barrie, James Matthew

Peter Pan & Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / J. M. Barrie

Ware : Wordsworth, 2007

Wordsworth classics

A town like Alice
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Shute, Nevil

A town like Alice / Nevil Shute ; with an introduction by Eric Lomax

London : Vintage Books, 2009

Vintage classics

Résumé: Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle - an experience that leads to the deaths of many. Due to her corageous spirit, Jean takes on the role of the leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners. While on the march, the group run into an Australian prisoner, Joe Harman, who helps them to steal some food, and is horrifically punished as a result. Jean's adventures, and her bond with Joe, form the heart of this gripping and moving story

A spot of bother
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Haddon, Mark

A spot of bother / Mark Haddon

London : Vintage books, 2012

Vintage classics

Résumé: At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her mother Jean is a bit put out by all the arguing the wedding has occasioned, which gets in the way of her late-life affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind. This is a deeply moving portrait of a family who fall apart - and come together.

Any human heart
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Boyd, William

Any human heart / William Boyd

London : Penguin Books, 2007

Penguin fiction

Résumé: Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. Here, then, is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart.

Oleander, Jacaranda
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Lively, Penelope

Oleander, Jacaranda : a childhood perceived / Penelope Lively

London : Penguin Books, 2011

Modern classics

Résumé: This autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Egypt up to, and including, World War II from a small girl's point of view, which is also, ultimately, a moving and rather sad picture of an isolated and lonely little girl.

Wide Sargasso Sea
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Rhys, Jean

Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys ; with an introduction by Andrea Ashworth

London : Penguin books, 2000

Penguin modern classics

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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McCall Smith, Alexander

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith

London : Abacus

ˆ[8]: The ‰ good husband of Zebra Drive
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McCall Smith, Alexander

ˆ[8]: The ‰ good husband of Zebra Drive / Alexander McCall Smith

ˆ[10]: Tea time for the traditionally built
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McCall Smith, Alexander

ˆ[10]: Tea time for the traditionally built / Alexander McCall Smith

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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McCall Smith, Alexander

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith

New York : Anchor Books

National bestseller

The Sunday Philosophy Club Series
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McCall Smith, Alexander

The Sunday Philosophy Club Series / Alexander McCall Smith

London : Abacus

The Sunday Philosophy Club Series
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McCall Smith, Alexander

The Sunday Philosophy Club Series / Alexander McCall Smith

New York : Pantheon Books

Kiss kiss
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Dahl, Roald

Kiss kiss / Roald Dahl

London : Penguin Books, 2011

Penguin fiction

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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McCall Smith, Alexander

The no. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith

London : Little, Brown

[13]: The Saturday big tent wedding party
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McCall Smith, Alexander

[13]: The Saturday big tent wedding party / Alexander McCall Smith

Espresso tales
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McCall Smith, Alexander

Espresso tales / Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh

New York : Anchor Books, 2006

Résumé: Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. Bertie the immensely talented six year old is now enrolled in kindergarten, and much to his dismay, has been clad in pink overalls for his first day of class. Bruce has lost his job as a surveyor, and between admiring glances in the mirror, is contemplating becoming a wine merchant. Pat is embarking on a new life at Edinburgh University and perhaps on a new relationship, courtesy of Domenica, her witty and worldly-wise neighbor. McCall Smith has much in store for them as the brief spell of glorious summer sunshine gives way to fall a season cursed with more traditionally Scottish weather. Full of McCall Smith’s gentle humor and sympathy for his characters, Espresso Tales is also an affectionate portrait of a city and its people who, in the author’s own words, “make it one of the most vibrant and interesting places in the world.”

ˆ9: The miracle at Speedy Motors
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McCall Smith, Alexander

ˆ9: The miracle at Speedy Motors / Alexander McCall Smith