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The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

My Khyber Marriage (Adventure Travel Classics) - World War I was raging in Europe when young Scotswoman Morag Murray met and fell in love with the handsome son of a Pathan chieftain. This is her own remarkable story, full of romance and adventure. Overcoming the resistance of both their families, they married, eventually settling in the prince's Khyber homeland. She describes her adventures in exquisite detail: the luxurious spa-like treatment in preparation for her marriage; a fairy-tale wedding with thous by Morag Murray Abdullah

Period Piece - Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin, described Period Piece, her classic memoir of an English childhood in the late 19th century, as a drawing of the world when I was young. The observations of the small incidents in her life, recorded here both in pen portraits and line drawings, reveal an artist s careful eye. Vividly evoking a bygone era, it is a shrewd, touching and comic portrait of her childhood, her eccentric relations and of Cambridge society and university. Since she wa by Gwen Raverat

Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday

Paris Was Yesterday 1925-1939 - In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. They give an incomparable view of French life before World War II. by JANET FLANNER

England's thousand best houses - No visitor to Britain—past or present—should be without this glorious guidebook. England’s Thousand Best Houses is a panorama of an ancient heritage, a compendium of a thousand delightful country houses from all periods—all of which are open to the public. Breathtaking Blenheim Palace, the monumental jewel of Oxfordshire . . . the Duke of Devonshire’s opulent Derbyshire seat of Chatsworth . . . the extraordinary baroque vision of Castle Howard in Yorkshire . . . le by Simon Jenkins

A Leaf In The Bitter Wind by Ting-Xing Ye

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