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A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club) by Rohinton Mistry

Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age - The Bright Young People, a voraciously pleasure-seeking band of bohemian party-givers and blue-blooded socialites who romped through the gossip columns of 1920s London. Evelyn Waugh immortalized their slang, their pranks, and their tragedies in his novels, and over the next half century, many—from Cecil Beaton to Nancy Mitford and John Betjeman—would become household names. But beneath the veneer of hedonism and practical jokes was a tormen by D. J. Taylor

Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison

A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton - An 'extraordinary biography' (New York Times Book Review) of a brilliant pair of adventurers. Their marriage was both improbable and inevitable. Isabel Arundell was a schoolgirl, the scion of England's most distinguished Catholic family. When she first saw him while walking at a seaside resort, Richard Burton had already made his mark as a linguist (he was fluent in twenty-nine languages), scholar, soldier, and explorer--at once a symbol of Victoria by Mary S. Lovell

Fighting Angel - Biography of Pearl Buck's missionary father. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 'for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces'. The Exile and Fighting Angel are those 'biographical masterpieces' by Pearl S Buck

African Hunter - accounts of big game hunting in Africa, from the professional big game hunter in pre-WWII Africa, who was earlier the husband of Karen (Isak Dinesen); by Bror; Lyon Blixen-Finecke, F. H. (Transl.) Von

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

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