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A BLUE HAND, The Beats in India

By: Baker Deborah

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press, New York, 2008

Edition: 1st Edition


NEW BOOK "A Blue Hand is the story of Allen Ginsberg and friends and of their search for God, for love and for peace in the shadow of the atomic bomb. It is also a story of India, its gods and its poets, its politics and its place in the American imagination." View more info

A CURIOUS LIFE FOR A LADY The Story of Isabella Bird, Traveller Extraordinary

By: Barr Pat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin, UK, 1985


When in 1872 at the age of forty, the rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world, she was aware that she was escaping the frustrations and shackles of Victorian middle class life. As she remarked "travellers are privileged to do the most improper things". View more info

A MOMENT OF WAR

By: Lee Laurie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chivers Press Uk, 1992

Edition: 1st Thus


Large Print and ex library with frontis removed, clean pages, pen and ink illustrations. A Moment of War is an ironic, elegiac account of youthful idealism at the end of Auden's "low dishonest decade". Laurie Lee walked ove rthe Pyrenees into Spain to join the International Brigades. In this volume Laur Lee describes the bitter witner leadint to the Republican Army's defeat. View more info

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A STONE'S THROW Travels from Africa in Six Decades

By: Hamilton Genesta

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1986

Edition: 1st Edition


A compilation of various travel journeys to Africa starting before the first world war by inveterate world traveller Genesta Hamilton. Her taste for adventure and new horizons is infectious and the book is filled with anecdotes of her travel in Africa and spans more than fifty years. Includes b/w photographs taken during that time. View more info

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A TRAVELLER IN CHINA

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1985

Edition: 1st Edition


Christina Dodwell's journeybegins with a four day bus ride to the fabled city of Kashgar. This is a rich and rewarding book, packed with sharp visual pictures and acutely individual observations on a country and a people who have made dramatic social changes since Dodwell wrote this book. View more info

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A VOYAGER OUT The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank Katherine

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton London, 1987

Edition: 1st UK

Inscription: Heavy Book Over 500 Gms


Katherine Frank, who has lived for over six years in West Africa, makes use of previously unpublished letters and journals to write a first rate biography of this brave solitary woman. View more info

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AMELIA EDWARDS Traveller, Novelist and Egyptologist

By: Rees Joan

Price: $44.00

Publisher: The Rubicon Press London, 1998

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition


Amelia Edwards was Founder of the Egypt Exploration Society as well as a novelist, writer and journalist. This biography traces her development from multi-gifted child to adventurous and unconventional woman to her life as dedicated and reclusive worker in the cause of exploring and safeguarding the antiquities of Egypt. View more info

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AMONG THE RUSSIANS From the Baltic to the Caucasus

By: Thubron Colin

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Vintage London, 2004

Edition: 1st Edition


A marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. The author grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. View more info

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BEYOND SIBERIA

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton London, 1993

Edition: 1st Edition


A fascinating account of the author's travels into the remote areas of the Russian state of Kamchatka. Includes colour photographs and maps. View more info

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BIRDS OF PASSAGE Henrietta Clive's Travels in South India 1798-1801

By: Shields Nancy K.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Eland, London, 2009

Edition: 1st Edition


The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a independent minded traveller are amoung the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. She travelled through southern India with her daughters and retinue in the aftermath of the war against Tipu Sultan. Important as an historical and as a social document and also as an early female travel text. Illustrated by Anna Tonelli, who accompanied the party on their voyage. View more info

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BLACK ACES HIGH The Story of a Modern Fighter Squadron at War

By: Wilcox Robert K.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunn , New York, 2002

Edition: 1st Edition


The author spent two weeks with the Black Aces aboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt and here provides a never before seen glimps into the world of a modern navy fighter squadron. This is a story of fear and courage, mishap and success, fighting spirit and military innovation. Includes b/w photographs supporting the text. View more info

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BLACK EARTH CITY A Year in the Heart of Russia

By: Hobson Charlotte

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Granta Books, London, 2001

Edition: 1st Edition


Black Earth City is a record of a year spent in Russia at the university in the provincial city of Vononezh. A fascinating look into the social, political and university life of young Russian students. View more info

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BLUE RIVER, BLACK SEA A Journey Along the Danube Into the Heart of the New Europe

By: Eames Andrew

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Black Swan, UK, 2010


Andrew Eames journeyed along the length of the Danube from the Black Forest in Germany to Romania travelling by bicycle, horse, boat and on foot. He encountered would be kings, walks with gypsies and many others along the way. Fascinating armchair reading, colourful and poignant. View more info

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BOLIVAR

By: Worcester Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson, 1978

Edition: 1st Edition


The biography of Simon Bolivar, responsible for the break-up of the Spanish Empire. Born to a wealthy Creole family in Caracas in 1783 the young Bolivar fell under the spell of Rousseau's writings. The mission he undertook was nothing less than the expulsion of Spain from the South American Continent. View more info

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BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858

By: Groseclose Barbara

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Associated University Presses NJ, 1995

Edition: 1st Edition


Barbara Groseclose examines British public statuary and church monuments in India.Beginning with a brief history of the East India Company, the first chapter describes the physical settings for which the sculptures were intended and gives a short but colourful account of British life and death in India during the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the manner in which sculptural imagery rewarded financial a... View more info