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Fighting Angel - Biography of Pearl Buck's missionary father. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 'for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces'. The Exile and Fighting Angel are those 'biographical masterpieces' by Pearl S Buck

The Ten Pains of Death - 'Gavin Maxwell first went to Sicily in I953 to try to discover the truth about the life and mysterious death of the outlaw Salvatore Giuliano, and, in his own words, 'became horrified and fascinated by Western Sicily'. From then until 1957 he spent several months of each year in the poverty-stricken north-west of the island, and formed the conclusion that Sicily's fantastically high crime rate had its true roots in a degree of destitution and oppression not easy for a northern Europ by Gavin Maxwell

East Toward Dawn: A Woman's Solo Journey Around the World - On the eve of her sixtieth birthday, Nan Watkins decided to embark on the around-the-globe trip she had always dreamed of -- a trip she would take alone. Having endured both the dissolution of her thirty-year marriage and the devastating death of her twenty-three-year-old son, the author resolved to follow a solo path east across Europe and Asia to renew connections with old friends and explore foreign lands and cultures. Over adventure-filled week by Nan Watkins

Mango & Mimosa - In 1921, in the wilds of the Malaysian jungle, a clutch of British children are being brought up by a Swiss nanny, with a monkey for a pet and deadly scorpions in the night nursery. From that eccentric childhood spent in Malaysia, the south of France, and only occasionally Britain, to her early years as a young news reporter in Algeria and Italy during Word War II, Suzanne St Albans has had an extraordinary life. Charming and utterly fascinating in its details of another time and another wo by Suzanne St Albans

The House of Exile: Supplemented Edition (with Return to the House of Exile) by Nora Waln

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

Chinese Women Speak - The first indepth study of Chinese women (1958) received by the Chinese as a classic. The author spent 18 months traveling over 7000 miles through 1950s China where she became the mouthpiece of the Chinese women she met.****Author travelled China for over 18 months recording the stories of Chinese women ranging from a Manchu Princess to former prostitutes and beggers by Dymphna Cusack

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