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Giveaway World Book Day : 10 Free Kindle Books From Around The World
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A fabulous collection of 10 books free in Kindle Edition to mark the World Book Day 2021. The books are hand picked from around the world and provide an eclectic collection.

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China: "A Single Swallow" by Ling Zhang
(Genre: Historical Fiction, Asian Literature, World War II)
On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.
All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.
As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Single-Swallow-...07VDFNJLZ/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VDFNJLZ/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4943...le-swallow


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Japan: "At the End of the Matinee" by Keiichirō Hirano
(Genre: Fiction, Romance, Asian Literature)
Classical guitarist Satoshi Makino has toured the world and is at the height of his career when he first lays eyes on journalist Yoko Komine. Their bond forms instantly.
Upon their first meeting, after Makino’s concert in Tokyo, they begin a conversation that will go on for years, with long spells of silence broken by powerful moments of connection. She’s drawn by Makino’s tender music and his sensitivity, and he is intrigued by Yoko’s refinement and intellect. But neither knows enough about love to see it blooming nor has the confidence to make the first move. Will their connection endure, weaving them back together like instruments in a symphony, or will fate lead them apart?
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-End-Matinee-...08CVBB7F5/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CVBB7F5/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5515...he-matinee


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France: "The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury" by Marc Levy
(Genre: Fiction, Romance, Travel)
Alice Pendelbury believes everything in her life is pretty much in order—from her good friends to her burgeoning career. But even Alice has to admit it’s been an odd week. Not only has her belligerent neighbor, Mr. Daldry, suddenly become a surprisingly agreeable confidant, but he’s encouraging her to take seriously the fortune-teller who told her that only by traveling to Turkey can Alice meet the most important person in her life.
What’s more, the peculiarly insistent Mr. Daldry has even agreed to finance Alice’s trip—one that against all reason seems to be predestined. It’s on this journey, crazy from the outset and strangely irresistible, that Alice will find out that nothing in her life is real, that her past is not true, and that the six people she’s about to encounter will shape her future in ways she could never have dreamed.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Journey...07FSMWL5N/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FSMWL5N/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4103...pendelbury


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Madagascar: "Return to the Enchanted Island" by Johary Ravaloson
(Genre: Myrhology, Fantasy, African Literature)
Named after the first man at the creation of the world in Malagasy mythology, Ietsy Razak was raised to perpetuate the glory of his namesake and expected to be as illuminated as his Great Ancestor. But in the chaos of modernity, his young life is marked only by restlessness, maddening insomnia, and an adolescent apathy.
When an unexpected tragedy ships him off to a boarding school in France, his trip to the big city is no hero’s journey. Ietsy loses himself in the immediate pleasures of body and mind. Weighed down by his privilege and the legacy of his name, Ietsy struggles to find a foothold.
Only a return to the “Enchanted Island,” as Madagascar is lovingly known, helps Ietsy stumble toward his destiny. This award-winning retelling of Madagascar’s origin story offers a distinctly twenty-first-century perspective on the country’s place in an ever-more-connected world.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Return-Enchante...07RHNZ2VP/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RHNZ2VP/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5103...ted-island


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Afghanistan: "The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan" by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
(Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, 20th Century)
Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home—Kabul, Afghanistan—as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela’s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.
Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-Circle-M...07DK7FBDS/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DK7FBDS/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4294...ken-circle


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Netherlands: "The Son and Heir: A Memoir" by Alexander Münninghoff
(Genre: Nonfiction, History, Biography)
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.
Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Son-Heir-Alexan...07WG87YY3/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WG87YY3/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5383...n-and-heir


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Poland: "The King of Warsaw" by Szczepan Twardoch
(Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime, Contemporary)
It’s 1937. Poland is about to catch fire.
In the boxing ring, Jakub Szapiro commands respect, revered as a hero by the Jewish community. Outside, he instills fear as he muscles through Warsaw as enforcer for a powerful crime lord. Murder and intimidation have their rewards. He revels in luxury, spends lavishly, and indulges in all the pleasures that barbarity offers. For a man battling to be king of the underworld, life is good. Especially when it’s a frightening time to be alive.
Hitler is rising. Fascism is escalating. As a specter of violence hangs over Poland like a black cloud, its marginalized and vilified Jewish population hopes for a promise of sanctuary in Palestine. Jakub isn’t blind to the changing tide. What’s unimaginable to him is abandoning the city he feels destined to rule. With the raging instincts that guide him in the ring and on the streets, Jakub feels untouchable. He must maintain the order he knows—even as a new world order threatens to consume him.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/King-Warsaw-Nov...07VTLQRXX/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VTLQRXX/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4873...-of-warsaw


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Argentina: "Some Days" by María Wernicke
(Genre: Picture Books, Childrens, Family)
A young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard. Down this passageway, it is not cold, there is no danger, and nothing bad can ever happen—and the person she longs for is with her again. The only problem is that, on some days, the passageway is not there. But maybe, together, mother and daughter can find a way to carry that feeling with them always.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Some-Days-María...082SX2GQZ/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082SX2GQZ/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49919772-some-days


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Germany: "You, Me, and the Colors of Life" by Noa C. Walker
(Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit)
Faced with challenges from an early age, Janica has learned to celebrate and enjoy every day as a gift. Her life-affirming attitude fascinates Thomas, a shy young man who begins to see the rich colors of life in a whole new light. As she reveals a world he never could have imagined for himself, Thomas falls head over heels for the strong young woman and becomes part of her quirky circle of friends and her loving family.
Their generosity of spirit draws Thomas out of his shell. He finds strength in their visits to the children’s hospital where Janica volunteers, captivating the kids’ attention with her imaginative stories. But all too soon fate deals them a harsh blow. Can their love survive life’s obstacles?
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Colors-Life...01FXQGXQK/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FXQGXQK/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3184...rs-of-life


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Brazil: "Amora: Stories" by Natalia Borges Polesso
(Genre: Short Stories, Fiction, Queer)
Amora dares explore the way women love each other—the atrophy and healing of the female spirit in response to sexual desire and identity. These thirty-three short stories and poems, crafted with a deliberate delicacy, each capture the candid, private moments of women in love.
Together, these stories and the women who inhabit them reveal an illuminating portrait of the sacred female romance, with all its nuances, complexities, burdens, and triumphs revealed. Violence, sickness, chaos, tenderness, beauty, and freedom adorn these pages in a mosaic of unforgettable moments, including a lesbian granddaughter discovering unexpected commonalities with her grandmother, a teenager’s tryst with her friend after disenchanting sex with a boy, and an old couple’s dreamy Sunday-morning ritual.
GET IT ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amora-Stories-N...07WG8M78D/ or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WG8M78D/
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48589684-amora
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