Meister Frantz Schmidt was Nuremberg’s principal torturer and executioner for 40 years, during the second half of the 16th century and into the 17th.
Teenager Charlie is known as the ‘gamal’ – the fool – by the residents of his Irish village, but that identity masks his powerful memory and the dramatic secret he keeps.
Don is a genetics professor, his life led by a routine that marks out his daily activities in chunks of time.
Ben and Claire are unable to have children together, and are left utterly distraught by several failed attempts at IVF.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Americans referred to their bases as Forward Operating Bases.
Fans of Maya Angelou and her autobiographical volumes, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, will love this, her seventh autobiography.
A History of the Present Illness is an unusual but fascinating collection of 16 short stories, all set in various medical establishments in modern day San Francisco.
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