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Queen of the Head-Hunters - This is the autobiography of Sylvia Brooke (1885-1971), better known as the Ranee of Sarawak, was the wife, consort, and--by custom--slave of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last White Rajah of the jungle kingdom of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. The nation had its own flag, revenue, postage stamps, and money, and for three generations the White Rajahs had held the power of life and death over their subjects. But by the 1930s there was a sharp decline in their power and prestige, and att by Sylvia Lady Brooke

Memoirs of a bastard angel. -this autobiography describes the life of a man who was for over 50 years at the centre of creative culture and homosexual subculture in three continents. Friend and secretary of W.H.Auden in 1939, he became an intimate friend of James Baldwin and lived with Tennessee Williams during the writing of 'The Glass Menagerie'. He spent time at the Beat Hotel with William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, in Tangier with Paul and Jane Bowles, in Spain with Robert Graves, and in Greece with by Harold Norse

Fire Ox and Other Years: An Account of His Travels in tibet, Nepal, Assam and Other Far Eastern Lands - C. Suydam Cutting Travels to some of the less accessible parts of the earth: Turkestan, Assam, Nepal, Tibet, Andaman Islands, Celebes, Galapagos, Upper Burma, Ethiopia. Charles Suydam Cutting is most celebrated as the first westerner to enter the forbidden city of Lhasa in Tibet. After years of negotiations and presents to the Dalai Lama, his perseverance was rewarded by an invitation to the holy city. Ed by C. Suydam Cutting

My Father's Island: A Galapagos Quest - the true story of a girl on the raw edge of adolescence who discovers the secrets of an impossibly romantic family history. Johanna’s father Hans and his four brothers fled Nazi Germany and sailed to the Galapagos Islands where they lived like Robinson Crusoe surrounded by exotic wildlife. But the war caught up with the Enchanted Isles and Johanna found herself growing up two thousand miles away dreaming of the island her father had loved. Johanna had always dreamed by Johanna Angemeyer

A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography - Lady Mosley - aristocrat, beauty, wit, friend of Hitler and undiluted fascist: a mix that still captivates and fascinates many sixty two years after she was imprisoned with her husband, the Britsh Union of Fascists leader, Sir Oswald, in 1940. This book shows her to be more than an echo of another era. She is still remarkably unrepentant and whatever one thinks about her extraordinary politcs (''such a pity that the jews didn't all go to Madagscar or somewhere,'' she by Diana Mitford

All Will Be Well: A Memoir - This story, so beautifully told, of McGahern's family is like a microcosm of Ireland in the 1940s and 50s: the rough indifference of his callous father alongside the selfless warmth of his mother. So it was in Ireland during that time: an era marked on the one hand by the cruel exclusion of those who did not buckle to the rigid demands of society, in contrast to much altruism and a shared sense of decency. How McGahern didn't emerge a bitter man from his childhood (the latter pa by John McGahern

My India - Jim Corbett's classic stories of man-eaters have made him a legend in India. This colorfully-written collection contains classic tales about the human beings who lived in the poignant rural world of the Indian foothills. Corbett, here, displays great sympathy and concern for these people through his sharp observations of their village life, traditions, and culture. Engaging the reader with great force, these stories will serve as an indispensable supplement for anyone who has enjoyed Corbett's na by JIM. CORBETT

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