Trinidad, 1865. Michel Jean Cazabon returns home from France to his beloved mother's deathbed. Despite the Emancipation Act, his childhood home is in the grip of colonial power, its people riven by the legacy of slavery. Michel Jean finds himself caught between the powerful and the dispossessed.
Two holidaymakers die of a mysterious condition while on holiday in Corfu, piquing neurologist Lauren Manning's interest. She investigates, finding help in the unlikely form of Richard Liggett. Together they discover the killer: best-selling author Tony Sayles and his insipid novels. Will they be able to stop him before millions die?
Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? This collection offers wry and well-informed answers to a range of baffling questions.
Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, the author explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. It stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.
Late one night, our glamour-puss nightclub manager receives a visit from Buse. For many years, Buse has kept letters and photos of a compromising nature, from a former relationship with a powerful lover. But her apartment has been ransacked and Buse worries about the consequences.