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Good Morning and Good Night (Traveller's) - The sister of Harry de Windt, Margaret married Charles Brooke, the 2nd Rajah of Sarawak who had succeeded his uncle in 1868, in 1869. Her book is an interesting account of life in Sarawak. by Ranee Margaret of Sarawak
Willa Cather in Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey. - Willa Cather was twenty-eight years old in the summer of 1902 when she saw England and France for the first time. Behind her stretched the Nebraska fields of her childhood and still ahead of her the world as it belongs only to great writers. The 1902 journey, coming ten years before she made her literary mark with O Pioneers!, was unrepeatable, special in its effects on her artistic development. After disembarking at Liverpool, she toured the Shr by Willa Cather.
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Against the wind: An Orkney idyll - Islands have a magic which is all their own and this is a book about an island. It is one of the most northerly of the Orkney group - the beautiful and remote islands which lie off the north coat of Scotland whose traditions and way of life are more closely linked with Norway than with the British Isles.' The author was brought up there, left and then returned in 1993. His book is a lovely nostalgic look at his boyhood and is a journey of rediscovery by Douglas Sutherland
Women's diaries of the westward journey - An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women. by Lillian Schlissel
Infidel - In this profoundly affecting memoir, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. Infi by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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