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The Ultimate Holiday Reads by Destination

The Ultimate Holiday Reads by Destination Author Destination Film Version Picnic at Hanging Rock Concentration Level Needed: When a group of girls go missing while on a picnic at the site of a rock formation, no explanation can be found for their disappearance. The 1967 historical novel is one of Australia's biggest mysteries and will leave you wondering what is fact or fiction. Australia Joan Lindsay Yes One Hundred Years of Solitude Concentration Level Needed: The much-loved novel from Colombian author, Colombia Gabriel Garcia Márquez tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. Chronicling life and death, love and war, riches and poverty - the novel perfectly reflects humanity whilst managing to be at once reverential and comical. I Gabriel Garcia Márquez No Suite Française Concentration Level Needed: Némirovsky's unfinished novel beautifully captures the stories of individuals in France during the German France invasion of 1940. The tales of death and loss are Irène Némirovsky interwoven with stories of love and friendship, to paint a portrait of life in France at the time. Plus, it's recently Yes been made into a moviel The Book Thief Concentration Level Needed: Set in Germany during World War II, Liesel Meminger can't resist stealing books. Taught how to read by her foster father, Liesel shares her books with neighbours during air Germany Markus Zusak raids - including the Jewish man her family are hiding in the basement. Both heart-warming and heart-breakinig Liesel's tale shows how books have the ability to feed the soul. Yes Captain Corelli's Mandolin Concentration Level Needed: Greece Set on the island of Cephalonia during its occupation in the Second World War, it tells the tale of Antonio Corelli, Louis de Bernières an Italian army captain, and Pelagia, the daughter of the local physician. Can Pelagia stay local to her fiancé fighting in the war, or will love blossom closer to home? Yes Where Rainbows End Concentration Level Needed: Ireland Otherwise known as 'Love, Rosie', Ahern's epistolary novel takes the form of letters, emails and instant messages between childhood friends Rosie and Alex as they grow up in Ireland, before moving apart. The book guides us through the ups and downs of their relationships as life gets in the way and fate seems determined to keep them apart. Cecelia Ahern Yes A Room With A View Concentration Level Needed: On holiday in Italy, Lucy is pursued by two men - but who will she end up with?! E.M. Forster's coming of age story is a Italy E.M. Forster classic in every sense - hilarious, emotional and poignant, with the added bonus of a feminist slant. Whether Lucy's lucky love Yes life rubs off on its readers remains to be seen! The Pirate's Daughter Concentration Level Needed: When a ship carrying the infamous Errol Flynn washes up on Jamaica during a storm, he decides to ride out the remainder of his life on a small island nearby. Cezair-Thompson treats us to a saga of kinships, betrayl and attatchment in a tropical setting, telling the story of Ida, a local girl who has an affair with Flynn, and her daughter May. Jamaica Margaret Cezair-Thompson No 00 000 00 The Miniaturist Concentration Level Needed: Netherlands The debut novel from English author Jessie Burton won a host of literary awards on its publication in 2014. Inspired Jessie Burton by Petronella Oortman's dollhouse on display at the Rijksmuseum, the novel is an atmospheric, suspenseful No portrayal of life in Amsterdam during the 17th Century. The Wasp Factory Concentration Level Needed: Scotland Sixteen-year-old Frank isn't your ordinary teenager: living with his father outside a remote Scottish village, his life is unconventional to say the least. His brother's escape from a lain Banks psychiatric hospital acts as a catalyst for a series of events No none of us saw coming The Motorcycle Diaries Concentration Level Needed: South America Described as a classic coming-of-age story, Che Guevara's memoir traces the early travels he takes with his friend Alberto Ernesto "Che" Guevara Granado as they explore South America on their bikes. The trip becomes a voyage of adventure and self-discovery that is both political and personal - showing how the young man became the Marxist revolutionary. Yes To Kill a Mockingbird Concentration Level Needed: Southern United States With the release of 'Go Set a Watchman' this summer, there's never been a better reason to read (or re-read) Harper Lee's debut and, up until now, only novel. Told through the eyes of Scout, the novel focuses on the fictional town of Maycomb. Alabama during the Great Depression. Harper Lee Yes Don Quixote Concentration Level Needed: Spain Even if you can't pronounce it, you'll have heard of this novel which is generally recognised as the first modern novel and has had a profound influence on a host of writers; from Flaubert to Faulkner. The eponymous tale ! Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows Don Quixote who has become so enamoured with Yes chivalric romances, that he decides to become a knight. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Dut the Window and Disappeared Concentration Level Needed: While a 100-year-old protagonist might not seem like the key to a page turner, Jonasson's novel is full of life and intriguing characters. The reader follows Allan Karlsson as he escapes from his old people's home and embarks on a journey across Sweden Sweden Jonas Jonasson Yes with a bunch of misfits and historical figures for company. The Beach Concentration Level Needed: Garland's debut novel tells the story of Richard, a young English traveller, and his search for an idyllic beach in Thailand, untouched by tourism. The novel follows Richard on his hunt for paradise and his time on the beach. The fast-paced adventure novel causes Thailand Yes readers to reflect on the narrative on Western culture. The Dog Concentration Level Needed: Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2014, O'Neill's fourth novel is told from the perspective of 'The Dog', a United Arab Emirates Alex Garland New York lawyer working in Dubai. Clever and witty, the novel explores humankind's moral progress: but don't No expect to like the unnamed narrator! The Goldfinch Concentration Level Needed: They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but Tart's novel is beautiful both inside and out. The United States Donna Tart story of New Yorker Theo Decker is one of 'loss and obsession, survival and self-invention', that will keep No you up all night. Sources Fly Abu Dhabi (--- (---

The Ultimate Holiday Reads by Destination

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There are few things more relaxing than taking to a sun lounger and knowing your only task for the day is to read a few pages of that book you bought at the airport (or downloaded to your Kindle), and...




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