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PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ

By: Allen Charles Edited By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Futura, London: 1988

Seller ID: 2012138


That extraordinary world of crows and dust sunsets, of dinner parties that started with anchovy toast and ended seven courses later with little glass bowls full of water and hibiscus flowers to wash the fingers in, of cane chairs on club verandahs, and damp sugar full of ants, of shining Indian rivers and beautiful women, pure nostalgia and irresistible. View more info

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THE PACIFIC Hell Was an Ocean Away

By: Ambrose Hugh

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Text Publishing Melbourne: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012545


The text follows three US Marines and their fellow marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rainforests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. View more info

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LAWRENCE The Uncrowned King of Arabia

By: Asher Michael

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Penguin London: 1999

Seller ID: 2017066


Well researched and presented account of the life of T.E. LAWRENCE. Black/White and Colour plates support the text. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 2012004


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

Seller ID: 011926


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

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INSIDE EGYPT The Land of The Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution

By: Bradley John R,

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Palgrave Mcmillan, NY: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2018016


Well researched and presented the author brings Egypt alive, taking readers through the kaleidoscope of Egypt today with an eye on the past combined with pertinent questions about where the country is heading. View more info

LOCKSLEY

By: Chase Nicholas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: HEINEMANN, lONDON, 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012296


Filled with the sounds of battle, the brilliant pageantry of court and set in the Middle Ages, this is an absorbing narrative of excitement and romance. View more info

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WHITE MUGHALS Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple William

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012040


"In White Mughals, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history and places at its centre a compelling tale of love, seduction and betrayal." Includes very detailed and well researched factual accounts of the time and the text is supported with diagrams, photographs and full page colour illustrations. View more info

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MADAGASCAR TRAVELS

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $24.00

Publisher: England, Hodder and Stoughton: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012121


Madagascar Travels is Christina Dodwell's eighth travel book. Her four month journey to Madagascar began in the highlands where, travelling by horse-drawn stage coach, she encounters a healer, a village poet and families who perform bone-turning rites for the wellbeing of their ancestors. A fascinating book including many photographs supporting the well researched and presented text. 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

Seller ID: 2012261


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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BEYOND SIBERIA

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton London: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016005


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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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

Seller ID: 2012220


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

WRITINGS FROM THE SAND VOLUME 2 Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt

By: Eberhardt Isabelle

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lincoln and London, University of Nebraska Press: 2014

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2017026


Born in 1877 in Geneva, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, Multilingual, she studied the Arabic language and Islamic culture and eventually converted to Islam. She traveled through North Africa, write about her experiences and married an Alberian. This second volume exemplifies her creation of identity in fiction as her writing explores the world of prostitutes, Bedouins, and French colonists in exotic tales of love and conquest. View more info

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STAR OF THE MORNING The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope

By: Ellis Kirsten

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Press, London: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012128


Ambitious, daring and uncompromising Lady Hester Stanhope was never cut out for a conventional life. After the death of her uncle, the Prime Minister William Pitt the younger, Lady Hester set sail with her lover for the Mediterranean and Con stantinople. Lady Hester was the first Western woman to cross the Syrian desert, where she was hailed by the Bedouin as the Star of the Morning. Hers was a life of adventure and intrigue yet in the years following her death her re... View more info

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GIBRALTAR A Hitory of a Fortress

By: Ernle Bradford

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis London: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012399


Library stamp inside. Well researched account of the history of Gibraltar, from an author who is well qualified to write the history for he has known it both as a naval officer and in later years as a visiting yachtsman. View more info

THE SWORD AND THE CROSS

By: Fleming Fergus

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Granta Publications, London: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012107


"a story of two fanatical adventurers who helped make the conquest of the Sahara possible. Viscomte Charles de Foucauld and Henry Laperrine, friends and contemporaries were both devoted to the glory of France and each of them found his vocation in the desert. View more info

WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, THE LONGEST JOURNEY, A ROOM WITH A VIEW, HOWARDS END, A PASSAGE TO INDIA All Complete and Unabridged

By: Forster E.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London: 1978

Seller ID: 011857


E.M. Forster's five famous classic novels are all included in this volume. Forster is one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, when Howards End was published in 1910 it was received with extravagant acclaim by eminent critics and since then all his novels have reached a vast, world-wide general public. 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

Seller ID: 2012262


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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TRAVELS WITH A TYPEWRITER A Reporter at Large

By: Frayn Michael

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012130


A hugely entertaining collection of Michael Frayn's travel writing from the sixties and seventies, including pieces on Germany, Cuba, Israel, Japan and Russia. NEW BOOK View more info

FREYA STARK PASSIONATE NOMAD

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus London: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription in Front.

Seller ID: 2012454


In 1927 a small, slight young Englishwomen, slipped through a military cordon in the Druze mountains of Lebanon and was apprehended by French military police. This marked the start of a life of adventure for Freya Stark and a dazzling career as explorer, writer, photographer and unofficial diplomat for this audacious, charismatic, exasperating, extravagant and remarkable woman. View more info