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AT BERTRAM'S HOTEL

By: Christie Agatha

Price: $38.00

Publisher: The Crime Club, Collins, London: 1980

Seller ID: 2012309


Very nice copy, hard cover with unclipped dust jacket. Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. 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

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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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

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

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FREYA STARK PASSIONATE NOMAD

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pimlico lONDON: 2000

Seller ID: 2018014


Freya Stark had a career as a writer, explorer and official diplomat. She explored ancient trading routes in the Yemeni desert, Crusaders castles in Syria, uncharted regions of Arabia and Alexander the Great's path through Turkey. She often travelled along through dangerous and uncomfortable territoreis. During the Second World War she worked for the Foreign Office inBaghdad and Cairo and made an ill fated tour of America for the ministry of Information. This is a we... View more info

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CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE A Woman Journalist's Breathtaking Experiences in War Torn Afghanistan

By: Goodwin Jan

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Macdonald & Co. Ltd., London: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016027


The author a British born award winning journalist and investigative reported disguised herself as a guerilla, her red hair dyed black and her skin stained to a weather beaten brown she entered Afghanistan and travelled on foot, muleback and by jeep into the war zones with the Afghan resistance. A remarkable story providing first-hand accounts of resistance behind the lines during the Russian occupation. 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

Seller ID: 2016035


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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ON SLEDGE AND HORSEBACK TO OUTCAST SIBERIAN LEPERS

By: Marsden Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Phoenix Press, London: 2001

Seller ID: 2012301


An extraordinary and very readable story of a formidable Victorian lade why was so moved by the plight of lepers that she undertook a marathon journey from 1890 to 1892 to leper colonies in Siberia. Having served as a nurse in Bulgaria during 1878 tending the casualties of the Russian-Turkish War, Kate Marsden saw at first-hand the horrors of leprosy and determined to plan a journey to the leper colonies of Yakutsk, 2000 miles across the wastes of Siberia. View more info

THE FLOWER HUNTER, The Remarkable Life of Ellis Rowan

By: Morton-Evans Christine & Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017036


Ellis Rowan was one of Australia's most accomplished artists and an incredible adventurer. During World War 1 she went alone into the tropical jungles of New Guinea in search of all 72 known species of the Bird of Paradise. Not only was she the first white woman to do such a thing, she was also 70 years old. View more info

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FREEDOM OF THE SKIES Adventure Around the World in a Light Aircraft

By: Moss Margi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Airlife England: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012245


In June 1989 Margi and Gerard Moss took off from Rio de Janeiro in a single engined airoplane to embark on a journey in which they travelled the world for the adventure of a lifetime. This is their amazing story. View more info

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PASSAGE FROM THE RAJ Story of a Family 1770-1939

By: Naish Nora

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Champak Press, London: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012173


This autobiography is about a family growing up under the Raj at a time when old ideas of Empire were shifting it is also the story of older generations of the family, old India hands, from the eighteenth century living and working in a different India and being dazzled by the richness and complexity of the culture of this strange country they'd gone out to meet and the beauty of its landscapes. View more info