Books set in United Kingdom (149)


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101.

The Body-Snatcher (Fantasy and Horror Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

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Author of the timeless Treasure Island (1883), Robert Louis Stevenson is a hugely popular author, and one of the most translated in the world. First published in Pall Mall magazine in December of 1884, 'The Body-Snatcher' is based on characters in the employ of Robert Knox, around the time of the famous Burke and Hare murders. Many of the Gothic romance and horror stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and a... continue

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The Book of Goose : A Novel by Yiyun Li EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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A propulsive, gripping new novel about fate, art, exploitation, and intimacy by the award-winning author of Where Reasons End.

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The Bullet That Missed : A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman. “The quartet of aging amateur sleuths…remain wonderful company,” —the New York Times Book Review “The Bullet That Missed hits on every front.” —the Wall Street Journal It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no an... continue

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The Centre by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
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In this bracing speculative debut, a London-based Pakistani translator furthers her stalled career by attending a mysterious language school that boasts near-instant fluency--but at a secret, sinister cost. Anisa Ellahi dreams of being a translator of "great works of literature," but mostly spends her days subtitling Bollywood movies and living off her parents' generous allowance. Adding to her growing sense of inadequacy, her mediocre white boyfriend, Adam, has successfully leveraged his savant-level aptitude for languages into an enviable career. But when Adam learns to speak Urdu practicall... continue

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The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Forced to hide her grief when her married lover dies unexpectedly, museum curator Catherine Gehrig works in solitude to restore a 19th-century automaton and finds comfort in the journals of its adventurous commissioner. By the two-time Man Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda. 50,000 first printing.

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The cry of the dove by Fadia Faqir EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Jordan flag Jordan
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Left pregnant after an illicit love affair, Saalma, a young Bedouin woman from Hima in the Levant flees her people to escape the honor killing waiting for her at the hands of her tribe and seeks asylum in England. Original.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher has a photographic memory. He understands maths. He understands science. What he can't understand are other human beings. When he finds his neighbour's dog lying dead on the lawn, he decides to track down the killer and write

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The Fungus by Harry Adam Knight EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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A man-made microbe that accelerates the normal growth of molds and fungi is responsible for the deformed men and women appearing in hospital emergency rooms.

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The Girl from Lamaha Street : A Guyanese Girl at a 1950s English Boarding School and Her Search for Belonging by Sharon Maas EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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‘I was utterly mesmerized… powerful, moving, and heartwarming… I devoured this book, and it is no doubt a five-star read.’ Goodreads reviewer Perhaps it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps it’s true that you only know what you truly love when you no longer have it. But I wouldn’t have known any of this if I hadn’t left it all behind to discover where my home truly was… Growing up in British Guiana in the 1950s, Sharon Maas has everything a shy child with a vivid imagination could wish for. She spends her days studying bugs in the backyard, eating fresh mangos straight from... continue

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The Girl on the Train : A Novel by Paula Hawkins EN

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Country: Africa / Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives, from the author of Into the Water and A Slow Fire Burning. “Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair “The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times “Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised b... continue