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Chess and racial persecution in a novel that you will read all in one go!
Paolo Maurensig - translated by Jon Rothschild - Owl Books - 1998 - 144 pages

The Lüneburg Variation

2024 May 21 | by Arduino Mancini Chess - Conflict and Games Theory - Historical Fiction

A gunshot ends the life of a wealthy German businessman. Is it an accident? A suicide? A murder? The execution of a sentence? And for what fault? The genuine answer is surprising: it is a chess move! Behind that move lies a hell shaped like a chessboard. Going back in time, move by move, we […]

5 Writers in London Between the Wars
Francesca Wade - 2021 - Crown - 432 pages

Square Haunting

2023 June 13 | by Monica Zhuang Gender Inequality - Historical Fiction - Women and Men

Imagine the delight of passing a historical building while knowing about the stories of the residents. Architecture encompasses more than simply the design and planning of the constructed environment; it has a significant impact on our culture, our sense of self, and the surroundings in which we live. In 1927, Virginia Woolf released her article, […]

A tale that offers an insight into Chinese culture - And a brief interview with Melissa Fu
Melissa Fu - Little, Brown and Company - 2022 - 400 p.

Peach Blossom Spring

2023 April 19 | by Arduino Mancini Historical Fiction - Multiculturalism - Women and Men

Peach Blossom Spring (Chinese: 桃花源), was a fable written by Tao Yuanming in 421 CE, it tells the story of a fisherman who, by chance, discovers an idyllic utopia where the people lead an ideal existence in harmony with nature, unaware of the outside world for centuries. The fisherman was warmly received by the hospitable […]