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    A Gentleman in Moscow

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    Amor Towles

     

    • OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD
    • Chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall’s online book club The Reading Room
    • A BOOK OF THE DECADE, 2010-2020 (INDEPENDENT)
    • THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
    • SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
    • MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
    • DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
    • AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
    • ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2017
    • ONE OF BILL GATES’S SUMMER READS OF 2019
    • NOMINATED FOR THE 2018 INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS WEEK AWARD

     

    ‘No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or original‘ – Sunday Times, Books of the Year

     

    ‘Charming … shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats have to be full of doom and nihilism’ – The Times, Books of the Year

     

    ‘This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don’t miss it’  Chris Cleave

     

    On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.

     

    Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval.

     

    Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

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    Don Quixote

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    Cervantes

     

    “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes is a groundbreaking novel that was originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. It is considered one of the most significant works in Spanish and worldwide literature, setting the foundation for the modern novel with its long, complex story, well-drawn characters, and social critique. The novel’s protagonist, Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, have become iconic figures in literature and popular culture, symbolizing idealistic dreamers who pursue their noble ideals despite the challenges they face. The novel’s enduring themes and symbols, such as the motif of “tilting at windmills,” continue to be referenced and studied today, making “Don Quixote” a timeless masterpiece.

    “Don Quixote” has had a lasting impact on the literary world, as it is one of the most translated and published works after the Bible. Its satirical and humorous tone, along with its innovative narrative structure, have made it a landmark in Western European literature. Cervantes’ work is celebrated for its exploration of the human condition, the concept of reality versus illusion, and the power of imagination. With its memorable characters, engaging story, and enduring themes, “Don Quixote” continues to captivate readers and scholars alike, making it a seminal work in the history of literature.

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    Lust For Life: The Story of Vincent Van Gogh

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    Irving Stone

     

    Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh.

     

    “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world… He was a colossus… a great painter… a great philosopher… a martyr to his love of art. “

     

    Walking down the streets of Paris the young Vincent Van Gogh didn’t feel like he belonged. Battling poverty, repeated heartbreak and familial obligation, Van Gogh was a man plagued by his own creative urge but with no outlet to express it. Until the day he picked up a paintbrush.

     

    Written with raw insight and emotion, follow the artist through his tormented life, struggling against critical discouragement and mental turmoil and bare witness to his creative journey from a struggling artist to one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

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