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Silver: Return to Treasure Island

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and ...

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and ...

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The Sick Rose

Paul has been led into a life of crime by his schoolyard protector, Daniel — but one night what started ...

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Skios

On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman ...

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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

The stories in this collection, like the stories in A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, are mostly set in China. ...

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Maggie & Me

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town ...

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