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The Lighthearted Quest

Ann Bridge’s series of novels featuring dilettante journalist Julia Probyn are unfairly forgotten gems of the later Golden Age – wonderfully revived by Bloomsbury Reader. In the first book in the collection, Julia sets off to Morocco to find her cousin, next in line for…
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The Lighthearted Quest

Written by Ann Bridge — Things have certainly changed since the 1950s. With the rise of cheap air travel and global terrorism, along with the internet and Hollywood movies, North Africa is no longer a place of mystery for most English speakers. It sometimes feels like…
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Shadows the Sizes of Cities

Written by Gregory W Beaubien — In this tension-filled debut thriller, you get rather quickly to the point where you don’t trust anyone – and that includes first-person narrator Will Clark, who claims to be a travel writer from Chicago. Yet it always seems possible that…
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NTN: Disorder

Written by Paddy Magrane — Born in the Middle East and educated in England, Paddy Magrane has been a copywriter and travel journo for 15 years. With his debut self-published novel, Disorder, a psychological and political thriller, he brings his writing talent and travel knowledge…
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The Boy That Never Was

Written by Karen Perry — Harry and Robyn are a young Irish couple who, together with their toddler son Dillon, enjoy a perfectly care free life in Tangiers. They live in the moment, concerned mainly with capturing the beauty of the Moroccan sunset on canvas. They share their existence…
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The Innocent

Written by Taylor Stevens — Taylor Stevens has a remarkable insider view of religious cults. She was herself raised in the Children of God cult, moved all around the globe, denied basic education, and sent to beg on the streets by cult leaders. When she…
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