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Around the World in 80 Novels
Around the World in 80 Novels: A global journey inspired by writers from every continent | Henry Russell
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Whether you're a regular globe-trotter or an armchair traveler, these 80 works conjure up the spirit of place for locations on every continent. Sometimes the setting of a novel is as important as the storywhere would Dickens be without London, or Edith Wharton without New York? Who can read Tales of the City and not want to visit San Francisco, or enjoy Alexander McCall Smiths No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and not wonder whether perhaps Botswana should be on your bucket list? Covering every corner of the world, from North and South America to Europe, the Far East, Australia, Africa, and more, there are classics by famous authors, alongside works by new writers. Sometimes a native of the country is best able to convey its true nature, but then an outside observer can recreate the attraction of the unknown. Whether you have already decided on a destination and want to get a feel for the place, or you are just looking for ideas for your next getaway, Around the World in 80 Novels is full of inspirational reads that will fire your imagination and have you reaching for your suitcase.
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jenniferw88
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#merrychristmas #readnosedreindeer #wintergames #festivephotochallenge @Clwojick @StayCurious

Only books so far, but I have also received a book pin, money & a national book token.

Both of these books are going to help me with planning my 2020 challenges (especially the tagged one for #readingeurope2020 @Librarybelle !)

Librarybelle Oh! What a great book to help with next year‘s challenge! Are you familiar with this, @BarbaraBB ? 2mo
Bookwormjillk That sounds like a great read! 2mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas, Jenny 😘🎄 2mo
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jenniferw88 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I'm updating my Google form for the challenge but it wants a number for Denmark. Just thought I'd let you know! 2mo
Librarybelle That‘s odd...I‘ll have to look at that later on today. I‘m not sure I can edit the whole form and not mess up the link, so I‘ll have to look at that as well. Thanks for letting us know! 2mo
BarbaraBB That seems a good book! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle No I am not, but it looks good! 2mo
Librarybelle It looks like when I set up the form, I inadvertently left Denmark‘s response as short answer, rather than long answer. There‘s not a good way for me to edit the form without everyone losing their data. Sorry about this! But, because there is an other category, maybe make a notation/footnote to go to that line from Denmark?? It‘s not ideal, but it looks like this is the only line that will have that issue. Thanks for noticing this! @BarbaraBB 2mo
jenniferw88 @Librarybelle that's ok and I thought about doing it that way anyway! 😂 2mo
StayCurious Very Cool! +2 2mo
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vivastory
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This is the first time I've heard of the genre Tartan Noir. This sidebar is on the page about Ian Rankin's "Knots & Crosses."

BarbaraBB I have to dive into that, especially since to me Rankin is the ultimate crime writer, so I‘d like to know in what way Tartan Noir differs from an ‘ordinary‘ crime thriller! 4mo
BarbaraBB https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan_Noir well, it‘s just crime writers from Scotland I guess! 4mo
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