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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

Boy: Tales of Childhood - In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books. Packed with anecdotes— some funny, some painful, all interesting— this is a book that's sure to please. by Roald Dahl

England's thousand best houses - No visitor to Britain—past or present—should be without this glorious guidebook. England’s Thousand Best Houses is a panorama of an ancient heritage, a compendium of a thousand delightful country houses from all periods—all of which are open to the public. Breathtaking Blenheim Palace, the monumental jewel of Oxfordshire . . . the Duke of Devonshire’s opulent Derbyshire seat of Chatsworth . . . the extraordinary baroque vision of Castle Howard in Yorkshire . . . le by Simon Jenkins

Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 by Isak Dinesen

The Water Beetle - . An entertaining collection of essays that include: recollections of the adorable Nanny who had the unenviable task of bringing up the young Mifords; an account of Capt. Scott's journey to the South Pole; descriptions of French country life in the 1960's and French town life of former days; of Miss Mitford herself invading Russia; plus articles on Ireland, a French Presidential Election and Miss Mitford's taste in books by Nancy Mitford

Forging of a Rebel - Arturo Barea's astonishing Spanish trilogy is both the autobiography of a man and the biography of a nation during the first four decades of the twentieth century, one of the most crucial periods in Spain's long history. Arturo Barea was born into a poor family in Madrid in 1897 and spent his early years moving between the social and economic worlds of his beloved and widowed mother and a well-to-do aunt. Spain had just lost the last of its rich colonial possessions and was bu by Arturo Barea

Cottage on a Cliff - There are legions of people who yearn to pack up their jobs and find some patch of land where they can create their earthly paradise. Jeannie and Derek Tangye are among the few who have succeeded in turning that dream into reality on the wild and beautiful coast of Cornall. 'The animals. the wild beauty of the passing seasons, the atmosphere of the simple life in their part of the West Country - all is beautifully conveyed' (Woman's Weekly) 'Derek Tangye's books about his idyllic life w by Tangye Derek:

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