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Running with the Moon: A Boy's Own Adventure - Jonny Bealby was devastated when his fiancee, Melanie, died unexpectedly while they were travelling in Kashmir. Two years later, still heartbroken and utterly disillusioned, he took on the challenge of a lifetime. Setting out with only his motorbike for company, he began a daring and dangerous journey around the African continent in a desperate attempt to unearth some meaning in his life. Bittersweet, bold and beautifully told, Running with the Moon is a tale o by Jonny Bealby

The Curve of Time: The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest - The Curve of Time features stories from the summer adventures of M. Wylie Blanchet and her family. This accomplished sea woman and her five children braved the gulfs, straits, and fjords that separate Vancouver Island from mainland British Columbia, Canada, during the 1920s and 1930s on their 25-foot cruiser, Caprice. From searching for the elusive sea horse to following Orca whales t by M. Wylie Blanchet

Far countries as seen by a boy - delightful letters with many illustrations written to cousin on tour of Far East by Mary Hawley Beecher Longyear

Children of the Sun: A Narrative of Decadence in England After 1918 -Children of the Sun is a story of brilliant and later famous young people who deliberately chose decadence as an alternative lifestyle. The setting is England between World War I and World War II. The cast of characters includes Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Cecil Beaton among others. Green traces a generation who believed masculinity and male aggressivenes was the cause of all wars esp. WW1. The by Martin Green

Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden

Bound Feet & Western Dress: A Memoir - In the late 1990s, the Chinese-American Pang-Mei Natasha Chang wrote her first book entitled 'Bound Feet and Western Dress,' which accounts the life story of the author's great aunt, Chang Yu-i. The author was the first generation of the Chang family to be born in the United States. She wrote the book about her own search of Chinese identity in the American world and the tale of her great aunt's hard and interesting life. The book is broken into fifteen chapters, which by Pang-Mei Chang

The Lover - Marguerite Duras has written, in retrospect, the hypnotic story of her odd relationship with the adult son of a Chinese millionnaire at least 15 yrs her senior. Written as a novel, there's no doubt it's Duras' own tale of her love affair when she was just a 15yo in Indochina in the 30s, one of three children of a disturbed and impoverished English widow who was trying to make ends meet as a teacher. Her daughter, Duras, was left mostly to fend for herself at a boarding school that was unusually by Marguerite Duras

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