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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube - At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor's book explores a remarkable moment by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Forbidden Journey (Marlboro Travel) - Ella Maillart and the English journalist Peter Fleming undertake an astounding trek through some of the least known parts of the globe: From the Koko Nor to Central Asia, via the Tsaidam plateau, the Takla Makan desert, the Tarim basin, and from Kashgar across the Karakoram into Hunza. When they leave Peking, Japan is trying to crush a China devastated by civil war. With Peter Fleming, she maps out an unauthorized itinerary that no westerner seems to have followed since by Ella K. Maillart

Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II by Darlene Deibler Rose

The Corncrake and the Lysander - This book gave me much pleasure. It's style reflects the unhurried pattern of life in the 30's on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, with rich and warm characterisation of people long gone.It mixes joys, sadness, and nostalgia.Mr. MacDonald must have been a remarkable man to move from such a basic lifestyle of almost peasantry on Harris, to a successful career in journalism. Although English was a second language he uses it with simple mastery.It is a book that can be re by Finlay J. Macdonald

Enchanted Cornwall: Her Pictorial Memoir by Daphne Du Maurier

Lovely Is the Lee - Not so definitely a 'river book' as Sweet Thames Run Softly, but rather is it a regional book, of the countryside through which the River Lee runs in part, in Southern and Western Eire. Again Mr. Gibbings has given us an enchantingly lovely book, a warmly human reflection of the Irish scene, that people, nature at its most beguiling, and legend and history, fact and fiction, past and present interwoven, as in dialogue and narrative, he tells the story of his journeyings and the stories t by Robert Gibbings

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