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A Voyage in the Sunbeam - A family sailing around the world Annie, Lady Brassey was a very popular Victorian author. She travelled with her husband, Thomas and their four children aboard their yacht, the Sunbeam. Their eleven month sailing trip around the world in 1876-7 was inmortalized in Anna's book 'A Voyage in the Sunbeam'. The book ran through many English editions and was translated into many other languages. During her travels, lady Brassey collected many objects of the different cultures they visit by Anna Brassey

Mother Land - 'Mother Land' is a minutely remembered description of a childhood on an Aegean island, marked by a furious opposition of hostile yet neighbouring cultures. It is an account of how a Greek boy born on a Turkish island tries to make a sense of the escalating tension between Greek and Turk, Muslim and Christian, mother and father. It shows with chilling clarity how violence begets violence, in even the most unexpected of people. It is also about the pain of exile and the discovery of long buried by Dmetri Kakmi

Caliph's House - A Year In Casablanca - When Shah, his pregnant wife and their small daughter move from England to Morocco, where he'd vacationed as a child, he enters a realm of 'invisible spirits and their parallel world.' Shah buys the Caliph's House, once a palatial compound, now heavy with algae, cobwebs and termites. Unoccupied for a decade, the place harbors a willful jinni (invisible spirit), who Shah, the rational Westerner, reluctantly grasps must be exorcised by traditional means. As Shah remodel by Tahir Shah

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

Boy: Tales of Childhood - In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-selling books. Packed with anecdotes— some funny, some painful, all interesting— this is a book that's sure to please. by Roald Dahl

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

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

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