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Voyage in the Sunbeam - Between 1874 and 1887 the exceptionally wealthy Brassey family embarked on a series of extensive cruises abroad on their private steam yacht the Sunbeam. Lady Annie Brassey's accounts of these worldwide journeys, notably her best-selling A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam’: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (1878), made her, her family and the Sunbeam household names in Victorian Britain and beyond. With a professional crew and domestic staff, the Sunbeam enabled the Brasseys to go w by Lady Brassy

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell’s dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder. by Gerald Durell

Up in the Old Hotel - Mitchell lovingly chronicled the lives of odd New York characters. In the pages of Up In the Old Hotel, the reader passes through places such as McSorley's Old Ale House or the Fulton Fish Market that many observers might have found ordinary. But when experienced through Mitchell's gifted eye, the reader will see that these haunts of old New York possess poetry, beauty, and meaning. by Joseph Mitchell

A Backward Glance - A vivid account of both her public and her private life. With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. Beautifully depicted are her friendships with many of the most celebrated artists and writers of her day, including her close friend Henry James. In his introduction to this edition, Louis Auchincloss calls the writing in A Backward Glance 'a by Edith. Wharton

The Weather in Africa/Three Novellas - Martha Gellhorn's three novellas are about Europeans in the dramatic landscape of East Africa. Two sisters, one beautiful, one plain, return unmarried from their ventures in the great world to their parents' hotel On The Mountain, where they are caught up in scandalous relations with an African official and an English botanist. A heart-broken woman tries to escape the memory of her son's death on a doomed holiday By The Sea. A lonely awkward young Englishman, disorient by Martha Gellhorn

Turn the Hour: Tale of Life in Colonial Kenya by M.H. Hamilton

Magic and Mystery in Tibet - Seeker, adventurer, pilgrim, and scholar, David-Neel (1868–1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet — including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water. Includes 32 photographs. by Alexandra David-Neel

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