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Peter is reading Island Beneath the Sea: Switching from the Far East to the Latin American/Caribbean world while we are on holiday by the sea near Murcia, Spain.
Island Beneath the Sea
Island Beneath the Sea
by Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author)
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Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Island Beneath the Sea
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Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester
Fragrant Harbour
by John Lanchester
read in September, 2014
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Another marvellously evocative book set in Hong Kong. Far better than I expected when I started. Structurally a bit odd at beginning and end. The female journalist who occupies the first few chapters suddenly disappears from view and is replaced by a...more
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The Chinese Box by Christopher New
The Chinese Box (China Coast Trilogy #2)
by Christopher New (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Volume 2 in the China Coast Trilogy, this time set in Hong Kong. I had a beautiful high-quality copy actually printed in Hong Kong.
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White Nights by Ann Cleeves
White Nights (Shetland, #2)
by Ann Cleeves (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Wonderfully evocative of the Shetland location. First of her books I have read, following the appearance of the brilliant TV series.
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Tales from the South China Seas by Charles Allen
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Revisiting an old favourite for about the fourth or fifth time. Amazingly evocative and atmospheric portrayal of colonial life in Malaya and Sarawak in the interwar years. Originated from a wonderful series of personal interviews on BBC Radio 4 many...more
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Shanghai by Christopher New
Shanghai (China Coast Trilogy #1)
by Christopher New (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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A fantastic epic of Shanghai in the 20th century - like a Chinese equivalent of Doctor Zhivago. I will definitely go on to read volumes 2 and 3 in the China Coast Trilogy.
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Tokyo Station by Martin Cruz Smith
Tokyo Station
by Martin Cruz Smith
read in August, 2014
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J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

He voted for: Lisbeth Salander
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Lawrence and the Arabs by Robert Graves
Lawrence and the Arabs
by Robert Graves
read in August, 2014
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Not as good as Lawrence's own account in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. First half excellent but then becomes a bit tedious. Still a great book by a great author.
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