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Come Watch the Sun Go Home: A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China by Chen Chen

A visit to Don Otavio: A traveller's tale from Mexico -This is a semi-autobiographical story about the author's travels in Mexico after WWII. Having decided to return to her native England from America, she wanted a travel adventure before she returned to Europe. She decided on Mexico, and with her friend 'E.' embarks on a tortuous journey to, through, and from Mexico, in a trip that lasts at least a year. Through it all, this densely written book, like good travel writing, offers ravishing details about it by Sybille Bedford

Gweilo: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood - Evocative, funny and full of life, this is a beautifully observed childhood memoir of growing up in colonial Hong Kong in the 1950s. As an inquisitive seven-year-old, Martin Booth found himself with the whole of Hong Kong at his feet when his father was posted there in the early 1950s. Unrestricted by parental control, he had free access to hidden corners of the colony normally closed to a Gweilo, a “pale fellow” like him. Befriending rickshaw coolies and loca by Martin Booth

The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival in Argentina - Military regimes are not at all unusual in Argentina, but those that ruled from 1976 to 1979 were unique in the number of civilians, mostly young people, who were kidnapped, jailed, tortured, and/or murdered because of their political beliefs. Late in 1977 the author was taken into custody by the army and sent to 'the little school,' one of many camps where dissidents were 'taught' their 'lessons.' Imprisoned without charges, she spent al by Alicia Partnoy

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

Wind, Sand and Stars - Exupery, a French author, who also wrote The Little Prince, died in 1943 when his plane was shot down during the war on his last mission. This book recounts his adventures and experiences flying between the periods 1926 and 1933. It has been called the greatest literature about flying ever written. Outdoor Magazine ranks it #1 in its top 25 all-time Outdoor Literature list, a similar list by National Geographic ranks it #3 (out of 100). by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Oaken Heart - Margery Allingham was an English crime writer. Her American publisher was very impressed by the short accounts she gave in her letters of wartime life in Tolleshunt D'Arcy. He commissioned her to write a book for her American readers, citizens of a country that had not yet entered the war. The Oaken Heart is not sensational, but it is strikingly honest. It tells of things that were happening all the time in small communities all over England. The story is universal - only no one else has t by Margery Allingham

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