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Travel around the world… from the pages of a book with these summer reads

Inspire a feeling of wanderlust from your living room with destination novels (or bring on your holiday for alfresco reading) says Áine Toner

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Even if you're not jetsetting, you can experience a holiday from home with a good summer read.

Even if you're not jetsetting, you can experience a holiday from home with a good summer read.

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The Island Home by Libby Page

The Island Home by Libby Page

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What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You by Sharma Taylor

What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You by Sharma Taylor

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Summer is a great time to enjoy wanderlust reading

Summer is a great time to enjoy wanderlust reading

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Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

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Brian McGilloway’s The Empty Room

Brian McGilloway’s The Empty Room

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

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Robert Gold’s Twelve Secrets

Robert Gold’s Twelve Secrets

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Mandy Baggot’s Staying Out For Summer

Mandy Baggot’s Staying Out For Summer

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One August Night by Victoria Hislop

One August Night by Victoria Hislop

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Arundhati Roy's The God Of Small Things

Arundhati Roy's The God Of Small Things

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Matthew Green’s Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain

Matthew Green’s Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain

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Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

Sally Rooney’s Normal People

Sally Rooney’s Normal People

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Amanda Bestor-Siegal’s The Caretakers

Amanda Bestor-Siegal’s The Caretakers

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Elly Griffiths' The Locked Room

Elly Griffiths' The Locked Room

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Make time for yourself with a good book

Make time for yourself with a good book

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Jasmine Sealy’s The Island of Forgetting

Jasmine Sealy’s The Island of Forgetting

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune by Frank Herbert

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all the light

all the light

lucy

lucy

7

7

elephant

elephant

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sis

sis

china

china

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Even if you're not jetsetting, you can experience a holiday from home with a good summer read.

Greece

History buffs with a penchant for island-hopping will be glued to Victoria Hislop’s stories, transporting you to a Greece full of colour, which began with her 2005 debut novel The Island (Headline Review) — which gives a vivid description of Cretan life, weaving in the story of Greece’s leper colony on Spinalonga. The sequel, One August Night (Headline Review) reveals what happened when the leper colony closed and how its inhabitants fared when they returned to the mainland.


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