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Curzon the End of an Epoch - Comprehensive study of Curzon , set against the complicated background of British and British Empire politics during the first 25 years of the 20th century, results in a picture of a Viceroy, politician,and statesman, a complex and temperamental man, and the epoch in which he eventually endured domestic stress and political humiliation. by Leonard Mosley

Up the Country; Letters From India - Emily Eden was born in 1797 into the charmed inner circle of the English upper class who conducted the country's political life. In 1836 this prominent member of Whig society joined her brother George in India where he was Governor-General. She stayed there for six years, during which time she embarked on a two-year-long tour of the country. With an unfailing eye for the eccentric and picturesque, Emily Eden describes in her delightful letters the extraordinary experienc by Emily Eden

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

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

Birdless Summer (China : Autobiography, History, Book 3) - Suyin has also written a monumental multi-volume autobiography, which includes The Crippled Tree (1965), A Mortal Flower (1966), Birdless Summer (1968), My House Has Two Doors (1980), Phoenix Harvest (1980), A Share of Loving (1987), and Wind in My Sleeve (1992). These lyrical books introduce a western audience to the vast breadth of Chinese history from ancient times to the present through the story of her family clan and herself. I'll wager you'll by Han Suyin

Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier by Alexandra Fuller

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

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