The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomas di Lampedusa

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The top selling Italian novel of all time, The Leopard is considered one of the most important works of Italian literature, and indeed all historical fiction. Books that come with these accolades can be a bit daunting but I loved this from the very beginning. Largely set in the summer of 1860 during the invasion … Continue reading The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomas di Lampedusa

The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

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On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighbourhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family.  Our guide to … Continue reading The Golden House – Salman Rushdie