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Visitation

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse ...

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History of a Pleasure Seeker

It is 1907. The belle époque is in full swing. Piet Barol has escaped the drabness of the provinces for ...

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Dear Life

Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or ...

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Umbrella

A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella. James Joyce, Ulysses Recently having abandoned his RD Laing-influenced experiment in ...

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Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the ...

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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

We habitually think of the European past as the history of countries which exist today — France, Germany, Britain, Russia ...

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