English books from Europe

Recommended English books (938)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Europe for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".

An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. An Inland Voyage, first published in 1878, is Stevenson's earliest book. It describes a voyage undertaken with this Scottish friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, mostly along the Oise River from Belgium through France, in the autumn of 1876. Stevenson and Simpson each had a wooden canoe rigged with a sail, propelled with double-bladed paddles, a style that had recently become popular. An Inland Voyage paints a delightful picture of Europe in a more innocent time, with quirky innkeepers, travelling enter... continue


An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum EN

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Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
A collection of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-43) who lived in Amsterdam that were composed in the shadow of the Holocaust, but their interest lies in the light-filled mind that pervades them and in the internal journey they chart.


An Ordinary Life by Karel Capek EN

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
"Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of the capital, Kabul.


And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer : A Novella by Fredrik Backman EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Paints the portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.


And the Wind Sees All (Valeyrarvalsinn) by Gudmundur Andri Thorsson EN

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Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
"Relaxing in Nordic Hygge in a novel; the entire story takes place in two minutes. In this story we hear the voices of an Icelandic fishing village. On a summer's day a young woman in a polka-dot dress cycles down the main street. Her name is Kata and she is the conductor of the village choir. As she passes, we get a glimpse of the villagers: a priest with a gambling habit, an old brother and sister who have not talked for years, and a sea captain who has lost his son. But perhaps the most interesting story of all belongs to the young woman on the bicycle. Why is she reticent to talk about her... continue


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
And Then There Were None is the signature novel of Agatha Christie, the most popular work of the world's bestselling novelist. It is a masterpiece of mystery and suspense that has been a fixture in popular literature since it was originally published in 1939. First there were ten-a curious assortment of strangers summoned to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to any of them, is nowhere to be found. The ten guests have precious little in common except that each has a deadly secret buried deep in their own past. And, unknown to them, each has be... continue


Angela's Ashes : A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.


Animal Farm by George Orwell EN

Rating: 4     62 Votes
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.


Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
From winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literature Prize, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, comes a dazzling novel about a family of midwives set in the run-up to Christmas in Iceland In the days leading up to Christmas, Dómhildur delivers her 1,922nd baby. Beginnings and endings are her family trade; she comes from a long line of midwives on her mother's side and a long line of undertakers on her father's. She even lives in the apartment that she inherited from her grandaunt, a midwife with a unique reputation for her unconventional methods. As a terrible storm races towards... continue


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