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Manor Houses of England by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd

The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Mother's Wartime Courage - Fifty years after the end of World War II, Clara Olink Kelly sat down to write a memoir that is both a fierce and enduring testament to a mother’s courage and a poignant record of an often overlooked chapter of the war. As the fighting in the Pacific spread, four-year-old Clara Olink and her family found their tranquil, pampered lives on the beautiful island of Java torn apart by the invasion of Japanese troops. Clara’s father was taken away, f by Clara Kelly

Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

The Travels of Marco Polo - Marco Polo was the original Indiana Jones and then some. Please do not waste time on Gary Jennings' The Journeyer. This is the real deal and needs no dramatic embellishments. The Travels takes you on a trip from 13th century Venice to 'Cathay' and back again. You will learn how Europeans found out about fireworks, paper currency, printing and pasta. The harrowing journey across the Gobi desert is particularly well reported. Marco Polo was more than an explorer. He was one of the by Manuel Komroff

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy (Oxford letters & memoirs) - Molly Hughes's account of her life in Victorian London has become a classic of autobiographical writing. Now A London Child of the 1870s, A London Girl of the 1880s, and A London Home of the 1890s are available for the first time in a single paperback volume. As witty and charming as on publication, this perceptive trilogy traces her early life from schooldays to motherhood, and shows that `Victorian children did not have such a dull time as by M. V. Hughes

Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925 - Part photographic catalogue and part historical travelogue, this book presents the life of Janet Elliott Wulsin (1894-1963), who went where very few women of her society had ever gone before. In 1923, she and her husband, Frederick, set out, under the auspices of the National Geographic Society, to explore China, Mongolia and Tibet with 28 camels, six horses, four Mongolian camel drivers and 10 Chinese 'specimen collectors.' Toget by Mabel Cabot

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