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The Enchantress Of Florence by Salman Rushdie
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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El oro del rey by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Hmm, I couldn't find the English edition on Goodreads, but this will do. "The King's Gold" finds Captain Alatriste back in Spain and in the midst of a plot to seize a ship carrying tariff-free gold from the new world.

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The Sun Over Breda by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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We follow Captain Alatriste and Inigo to the battlefields of Spanish Netherlands as Catholic Spain tries to kill some piety and loyalty into the Protestant rebels.

With less of a plot then the earlier books, it mostly revolves around several battles.
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Purity of Blood by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Inigo, Captain Alatriste's young page (and the book's narrator) falls into the clutches of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Much intrigue, derring-do, and swordplay accompany this sketch of the political factions rending Spain under Philip IV. Alo ...more
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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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The first of the eponymous series, inspired by Dumas' historical fiction for the masses. Perez-Reverte admirably succeeds in his goal of similarly dramatizing Spanish history to educate a modern audience. The heroes are dashing and the swashes are th ...more
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Lobscouse and Spotted Dog by Anne Chotzinoff Grossman
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Annie- this is for you: wittles is up! Isn't the title great?
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Colomba by Prosper Mérimée
Colomba
by Prosper Mérimée
read in March, 2009
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The 19th century French romantics were fascinated by La Corse, a fairly recent acquisition that had not only spawned Napoleon, but whose savage inhabitants' code of justice presented such an ongoing anachronism to the mainland's progressive society.

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Corsica by Dorothy Carrington
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This book was really bucking for a fifth star by being head and shoulders above the other English-language books on Corsica. Still, the embarrassingly dated social theory that keeps popping up in the first half of the book, and the deeply grating fac ...more
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