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Journey Without Maps (Penguin Classics) by Graham Greene

The road to Oxiana - In 1933 the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana -the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. His arrival at his destination, the legendary tower of Qabus, although a wonder in itself, it not nearly so amazing as the thoroughly captivating, at times zany, record of his adventures. In addition to it by Robert Byron

Ernest Hemingway Selected Letters 1917-1961- While many people are familiar with the public image of Hemingway and the legendary accounts of his life, few knew him as an intimate. With this collection of letters, a new Hemingway emerges. Ranging from 1917 to 1961, this generous selection of nearly six hundred letters is, in effect, both a self-portrait and an autobiography. In his own words, Hemingway candidly reveals himself to a wide variety of people: f by Ernest Hemingway

Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century by Charles Allen

Ahead of Time: My Early Years as a Foreign Correspondent - this captivating memoir covers the first twenty-five years of an inspiring life, including Gruber's unprecedented academic career, her return to Nazi Germany in 1935, and the rallies she attended where Hitler inveighed against 'international Jews' like her; and her first stint as a foreign correspondent, when she became the only journalist to report from the Soviet Arctic, traveled in open cockpit seaplanes, met utopians who extolled Stalin's system by Ruth Gruber

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

Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (Common Reader Editions) by Ronald Blythe

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