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The Garden of Fidelity Being the Autobiography of Flora Annie Steel 1847-1929 Flora Annie Steel's remembrances with a good deal of her life having been spent in India. - Flora Annie Steel was an English novelist and an ardent advocate of female suffrage. She was born in 1847 at Harrow and died in 1929. In 1867 she married an official in the Bengal civil service and subsequently lived for many years in India where she gained the knowledge of the country which she put into her novels, the most famous of which by Flora Annie Steel

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan by Nelofer Pazira

Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography - Full critical biography, written with the benefit of unrestricted access to Isherwood's private archives, letters, and manuscripts. Winner the of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1979. by Brian Finney

My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City - In any time, Alexandra David-Neel would have been considered an extraordinary woman, but in the Victorian era, she was truly exceptional. Born in 1868, David-Neel eschewed the dances, dinners, and formal marriages common to women of her era and social standing in order to indulge her fierce independence and insatiable intellectual curiosity. Her interest in comparative religions dated back to earl by Alexandra David-neel

Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland by Dorothy Wordsworth

Three Houses - A sweet but not saccharine recollection of a happy Victorian childhood in England, replete with stern nannies, sausage breakfasts, loving parents, and indulgent grandparents. In this memoir Thirkell recalls the time and places in which she spent her turn-of-the- century childhood. She was the granddaughter of painter Edward Burne-Jones, one of the inner circle of pre-Raphaelite artists and poets that included Gabriel Rossetti and designer William Morris. The three houses are those of her pare by Angela Mackail Thirkell

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