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IN THE LAND OF AFTERNOON - about the Cape Province when life was about hospitality; 'here is a taste of cooking and the very perfume of the veld', with his ' record best seller Tavern of the Seas, he presented an entirely fresh view of the Cape Peninsula. Now he takes you into a wider field and gives South Africa an inspired narrative of the ancestral home of all Afrikaners.' by LAWRENCE GREEN

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she'd never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis. He'd come across her name on the flyleaf of a secondhand volume by Charles Lamb. Perhaps she could tell him where he might find more books by this author.As Juliet and her new corresponde by Mary Ann Shaffer

Mary Curzon (Phoenix Giants) - In 1870 Mary Leiter was born in the suburbs of Chicago, the daughter of a self-made man. Although she died aged only thirty-six, she became the most famous American woman of her times. As the wife of Lord Curzon, and Vicereine of India when British power was greatest, she occupied with incomparable grace, courage and distinction the most splendid position which any American, man or woman, has ever held in the British Empire. by Nigel Nicolson

The Garden of Fidelity Being the Autobiography of Flora Annie Steel 1847-1929 Flora Annie Steel's remembrances with a good deal of her life having been spent in India. - Flora Annie Steel was an English novelist and an ardent advocate of female suffrage. She was born in 1847 at Harrow and died in 1929. In 1867 she married an official in the Bengal civil service and subsequently lived for many years in India where she gained the knowledge of the country which she put into her novels, the most famous of which by Flora Annie Steel

Turkestan Solo - In 1932, long before traveling in Central Asia became fashionable, Ella Maillart travelled to Russian Turkestan, bordered by China, Tibet, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Setting out from Moscow, she crossed Kyrgyzstan as far as the Tien Shan range (the Celestial Mountains). She climbed the 5,000 metre-high Sari Tor on makeshift skis, explored the legendary cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, and crossed, solo, the freezing and hostile wastes of the Kizil Kum, the Desert of Red San by Ella K. Maillart

Amid my alien corn - The empty, getting-nowhere idleness of our life in Madrid, or rather of my life in Madrid, weighed upon me. I wanted to do something with my hands and brains,' Lussier stated in 'Amid My Alien Corn,' a book she wrote in 1957 chronicling her North African journey. 'Once one has farmed, one always misses a farm,' she further explains. Lussier took her four sons, a tractor and enough seed for 1,000 acres and settled on a farm in Morocco. She set out to produce hybrid corn because she felt by Betty Lussier

The Roads to Sata: A 2000 Walk Through Japan - Sata is the cape at the southernmost tip of Kyushu in southwest Japan. Booth, an Englishman living in Japan, walked there from Cape Soya at the northernmost tip of Hokkaido in northern Japan. It took him 128 days, following a mostly rural route down the eastern side of the islands. His book is a delightful series of encounters with and impressions of local people who were astonished to find a foreigner speaking Japanese. He was treated as a friend by many, and by Alan Booth

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