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VINTAGE Summer: Europe

Pick the perfect summer read with a little help from Vintage. Post-referendum let us unite in our love of fiction and non-fiction that either comes from, or is inspired by, our continental cousins


Greece

The birthplace of Western civilisation is a natural inspiration for great literature. A sparkling new translation of one of its great texts, an engaging look at its antiquity plus classic and contemporary fiction that uses Greece as its setting; each book is like an island in that glittering blue sea.

 


 

France

Hop over the channel for suspense from Rose Tremain, expand your mind with new non-fiction, or experience two very different visions of France from the classics.

 


 

Italy

‘To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine’ we present five great novels to bring you the glorious Italian spirit. Love, passion, and intrigue lie between the covers of these paperback classics.

 


 

Spain

Travel through the ages in Spain from one of literature’s greatest books, through the generations of Vita Sackville-West’s family to voices from the Spain of today.

 


 

Scandinavia

There’s more to Scandinavia than crime. Absent mothers, absent fathers, a clear vision of life in the face of death; this is writing that challenges the reader and might just send a chill down your spine, no matter where you might be reading it.

 


 

Great Britain

Whether you want to take a bit of Blighty with you or you need the perfect staycation read, here are five great books that contain the very essence of Britain. Choose from fact, fiction and memoir plus one book that very much is cricket.
 


 

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