Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • Frank McAllister has long since dropped "Retief" as his middle name, but the legacy of his family's history proves harder to shake. His ancestor Piet Retief, leader of the South African Great Trek, was killed by Zulu king Dingane in the 1838 massacre...


  • Richard Cathar recalls his recently deceased father, Alaric, as a delusional hippie, one who fancied himself an intellectual and a historian. One of many far-fetched claims was that he had discovered--and then lost--documentation of a meeting between...


  • In a world still uneasy after the financial turmoil of 2008, Justin Cartwright puts a human face on the dishonesties and misdeeds of the bankers who imperiled us. Tubal and Co. is a small, privately owned bank in England. As the company's longtime le...


  • With the subtlety of Ian McEwan and the pathos of Kazuo Ishiguro, a wise, compassionate novel about age, loss, and moving forward. As he moves toward old age, David Cross finds himself living an unexpected new life. Having lost his wife, Nancy, to il...


  • On 20 July 1944, Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped an assassin's bomb. Axel von Gottberg and his conspirators were hunted down and hanged from meat-hooks, and the executions filmed. Sixty years later, Conrad Senior is left a legacy of papers by von Gottb...


  • The five members of the Judd family, reeling from a series of personal and professional blows, have each retreated into a private world. But the impending return of prodigal daughter Juliet, an art historian recently incarcerated in an upstate New Yo...


  • Richard McAllister, a young government minister, is recuperating in South Africa after being attacked. Whilst out there, he is called back to London because his passionate affair with an actress has become public news. The love affair now becomes imp...


  • Recently retired from the advertising business, Englishman Dan Silas returns to Michigan for his thirty-year high-school reunion, where he learns that his best friend believes that he is a reincarnated Shawnee Indian and that his high-school sweethea...


  • Haunted by his dreams of the Masai, Tim Curtiz journeys to East Africa to research and write a screenplay about the enigmatic Claudia Cohn-Casson, an early anthropologist betrayed to the SS upon her return to France during the War...






  • When a lion from London Zoo eats an unemployed city broker a train of events is set in motion. This story is set in 1990s London - in a city peopled by a rich and varied cast of characters, from the City, journalism, the criminal world, advertising, ...


  • This novel, set in an African country, Banguniland, with diversions to America and other countries, attempts to exploit 1950s political and social mores. The narrator, son of a journalist who disappeared in Africa in 1959, tells the story of his atte...



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