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Let Live
By John Madeley

When environmental journalist David Fulshaw takes time off from his paper to cycle in Africa he gets more than he bargained for. What he finds is a scandal -- the scandal of how climate change is wrecking people's lives. Find out more...
Time Secret
Time Secret
By Viqui Rosenberg

Spaning the early 1900s to the present day, the narrative of Time Secret takes place in Buenos Aires, Warsaw and London. It moves across time and space with the predicament of a European Jewish family struggling to settle and survive in a new world, the loneliness of a young couple dazzled by London in the 60s, the ideology underpinning life in the hippy communes of the 70s. Find out more...
Somewhere more Simple
Somewhere More Simple
By Marion Molteno

A book it’s difficult to put down. An absorbing exploration of coming to terms with love, loss and belonging, set against the vividly evoked atmosphere of the Isles of Scilly.
A small community, cut off from Cornwall by thirty miles of sea. At the whim of Atlantic storms. A landscape lit by a shifting kaleidoscope of colour and light … Cari returns as a young teacher to the islands that captured her imagination in childhood. Now they take her way beyond known waters. Find out more...

If you can Walk you can Dance
If you can walk you can dance
By Marion Molteno

Beautifully written, entertaining and moving, this book won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the best book from the Africa region. The story of a young woman’s life on the run across frontiers, cultures and life-styles – and an exploration of the power of music.
As a politically naïve student, Jennie suddenly has to flee her native South Africa with a boyfriend she had almost decided to leave – to be stranded as an exile in neighbouring Swaziland. Fending for herself in a new culture, she discovers ways of living and a kind of music that she connects with unexpectedly strongly. Find out more...

A Shield of Coolest Air
A Shield of Coolest Air
By Marion Molteno

This moving and inspiring novel, set among Somali refugees in London, received rave reviews on 1st publication and won the David Thomas prize for fiction.
Rachel arrives in London from South Africa to make a new home for herself and her three young children while her news-photographer husband jets from one international trouble spot to another. In the school playground she meets another mother, more recently arrived from Somalia and still looking as if she doesn’t know where she has landed. Find out more...

A Language in Common
A Language in Common
By Marion Molteno

A vivid collection of stories based on the author’s years an an adult education worker, mainly among women from India and Pakistan. The society in which they find themselves is alien, often hostile. Yet as they discover more about each other friendships develop across the boundaries of language and culture. Find out more...
Beyond Reach
Beyond Reach?
By John Madeley

When a feisty young married woman inspires a church minister with an unfortunate choice of women to join a campaign to end poverty, the result is an explosive mix that takes them into a world that neither bargained for. Find out more...
Singing in Tune with Time
Singing in Tune with Time
Edited by Elizabeth Cairns

Well known and new writers explore the myriad experiences of ageing in this compelling anthology. Stories, extracts from novels and autobiography mingle here to reveal how women and men face - and challenge - the passing of the years. Find out more...
Amina
Amina
By Mohammed Kabir Umar

The moving story of a woman who challenges the restrictions of the life she is born into, and in so doing helps to bring about change for more than just herself. It illuminates issues which rarely appear in fiction but which structure the lives of millions of women Find out more...
Cheatin' Heart
Cheatin' Heart
Edited by Joanna Rosenthall and Kim Longinotto

The editors put out a call for short stories by women about secrets, and the result is this wonderful collection. All the stories have the qualities of secrets themselves. Their energy relies on the illicit thrill, the unexpected twist, or the unknown revealed. Find out more...



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