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41AIgd3zgdL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_ Marguerite Reilly by Elizabeth Lake
First published in 1946, Marguerite Reilly is the fictionalised story of four generations of Irish immigrants struggling to make good in the Victorian and post-Victorian era. “The book engages the reader’s attention from the first page. It is acutely observed and beautifully written” – The Spectator
image_2021-09-30_150948 Wild Green Oranges by Bob Baldock
Bob Baldock spent five months in the Sierra Maestra of Cuba in1958 with Fidel Castro’s combat unit, Movimiento 26 de Julio. While there, he was the only U.S. citizen from the mainland to see action in combat with Fidel’s unit. Essentially autobiographical, Wild Green Oranges is a novel based on those experiences.
Sombreros are Becoming COVER 230130 #6 - Copy (2) Sombreros are Becoming by Nancy Johnstone
In 1939,  in the final stages of the Spanish Civil War, Nancy and Archie Johnstone made a desperate dash for the border with the children they had sheltered in their hotel in Tossa de Mar. Once in France the children were interned in a concentration camp. After doing all they could to help, the Johnstones went into exile in Mexico. Sombreros are Becoming is a light-heartened account of how they rebuilt their lives in Cuernavaca.
Dawn Escape Cover - Copy Dawn Escape by Frida Stewart
After the Spanish Civil War was lost, around half a million Republican loyalists fled across the border into France, where they were herded into concentration camps. Frida Stewart went to France to help. When the Germans invaded, she was arrested and sent to an internment camp. Then she escaped back to England with the help of the French Resistance. This is her memoir of those events, first published almost eighty years ago.


Gap Year 220610.indd The Gap Year by Cristina Fernandez Cubas
When Daniel spurns the priesthood after seven years secluded in a Spanish seminary, his sister makes him a generous gift: enough money to fund him for a year so he can explore the world and discover himself. After some months, he joins the crew of a small sailing boat. They run into a violent storm and Daniel is washed up on an island shrouded in fog, apparently all alone . . .
9781999654399-Perfect Yerma 201007#2.indd Yerma  by Federico García Lorca
In a remote village in Andalusia, a woman’s obsession with having a child leads her to indulge in pagan fertility rites, in the face of her husband’s indifference and the stifling environment of the village. Her desperation slowly escalates until it finally explodes in a violent dénouement. This is one of Lorca’s most passionate plays, presented here in a new translation.


The Tilting Planet 220616.indd The Tilting Planet   Poems by David Marshall.
David Marshall was born in Middlesbrough in 1916 and volunteered for the International Brigade in 1936. During his long life he was a civil servant, a theatre scenery builder, and Master of the Thames sailing barge “Jock”. This selection of his poems written over the course of his life was first published shortly before he died, in 2005.
Love Struck Love Struck!  edited by George Nichols Five centuries of romantic (and not so romantic) verse compiled by George Nichols. An inspiring gift for any occasion (not to mention St Valentine’s Day)!