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Scorched Earth

Haybittle, Glenn
Scorched Earth
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."Nick and David meet at school in South London and soon become inseparable, united by their love of music. In their late teens they form a band, Orfée. At the height of their fame in the early 1980s, David commits an unforgiveable act of betrayal and the band breaks up. Years later, down on his luck, Nick discovers by chance he has a daughter. An...

CHF 16.90

In the Warsaw Ghetto

Haybittle, Glenn
In the Warsaw Ghetto
Ala Silberman is training to be a dancer when the Germans invade Warsaw. Together with almost half a million other Jews, Ala and her family are forced into the ghetto, where she struggles with feelings of guilt at her comparative privileged circumstances. Then Ala's enigmatic teacher forms a dance company with the intention of putting on a performance for the ghetto's residents. Max Silberman, Ala's uncle, is a bachelor, who still carries the ...

CHF 18.50

The Memory Tree

Haybittle, Glenn
The Memory Tree
2084: In a post-apocalyptic world controlled by UniCorp, where the memory of the "genetically inferior" has been chemically tampered with, Alowa escapes her captivity as a dispenser. She is sheltered in the reservation where dangers abound and her fears grow that she might be an "immigrant" - a bioengineered facsimile of a human being. She is told a boy called Solstice has her memories and she will have to enter History to find him.1943: Max's...

CHF 18.50

A Sea of Straw

Sutton, Julia
A Sea of Straw
Will a man walk two thousand kilometres for a woman? In 1967, Ze¿ will. Salazar's Portugal has become a prison for him. 1966: When Jody, young mother and designer from the north of England, arrives on the Lisbon coast, she brings the lure of 'Swinging London' to Portuguese painter Ze¿'s existing dreams of freedom. A nascent love is interrupted when, back in England, husband Michael forces her to choose between their 2-year-old daughter Anna an...

CHF 21.90

The Way Back to Florence

Haybittle, Glenn
The Way Back to Florence
In 1937 Freddie (English), Isabella (Italian) and Oskar (a German Jew) become friends at an art school in Florence where they are taught by the dictatorial but magus-like Maestro and his sinister fascist assistant Fosco. When war arrives Freddie returns to England to become the pilot of a Lancaster bomber. Oskar, now a dancer, has moved to Paris where he escapes the 1942 roundup of Jews and arrives in Italy with his young daughter Esme. Isabel...

CHF 19.90