·Books we have really enjoyed reading
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The Faces of Angels
A sweltering day in Florence, and newly-wed art student Mary Warren breaks away from her tour group in the Boboli Gardens to wander into a shady tunnel of trees... This is another classy novel from Lucretia Grindle who wins prizes for her books for a very good reason. They're good.
A Noble Radiance: (Brunetti 7)
A Noble Radiance - a Commissario Guido Brunetti novel by Donna Leon. I do like books set in cities I have visited and this works particularly well with Venice, where I seem to know exactly where they are all the time. Anyway, I enjoyed this a lot and will be reading more from the series.
Murder in Malmö: The second Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström Mysteries Book 2)
Murder in Malmö: The second Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström mysteries) The follow up is a good read too, I like the way you see inside people's heads and how they are thinking.
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: Amazon.co.uk: Dan Brown: Books. I read this because it was set in Florence, which I visited last year, Venice, which I am visiting in August and Istanbul, which I remember as if I went yesterday. Other than that frankly, this book has no redeeming features whatsoever. If it does have a saving grace it is that it is written in such a way that it must make everyone who reads it think that they too could write a book. Still, it wont harm you on your holidays.
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)
A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London... Epic and compelling, give it a go.
The Affair: (Jack Reacher 16)
Jack Reacher. March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere... Effectively, the first Reacher novel chronologically, it is another cracker from Lee Child!
The Villa Triste
The Villa Triste It is the Autumn of 1943. Italy signs the armistice that will take it out of the war, and slides into chaos. In Florence, two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death. As the Allied advance stalls in the south, Italy is trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation. A good read