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THE PRISONER OF MIGRATION
The Prisoner of Migration is an autobiographical novel, informed by the author's expertise on Mauritian migration. The author's researches have trawled deep into the oasis of the respondents' varied colonial cultural heritages striving to explore the factors that have contributed to their paralysis of indecision. This pursuit has unavoidably led him to find clarification by delving into the history of Mauritius, beginning from the Dutch occupation in 1598 to the French colonisation in 1715 and the surrender of Île de France to Britain in 1810. The analytical approach is eclectic, supported by colonial documents and studies as well as information from books and news media. The exposure of African slaves and Indian indentured labourers and their successors to the crucible of the melting pot of the varied cultural legacies seems to have resulted in a Mauritian population that V.S. Naipaul has defined as a 'manufactured people'.
GO EAST YOUNG WOMAN
A fortune teller in London told the young secretary that she would soon go East and work abroad. Many of her predictions came true... Daphne Jackson was born in Ambleside and her love of nature and her resilience remained strong throughout a turbulent life. Tough, independent yet vulnerable, she gives an intimate account of her life from childhood until she became a prisoner of war in 1942.
The Author Daphne Jackson worked as a secretary in Java until her marriage to Charles (Jack). Their happy life together was beset by difficulties but both came through the war and its aftermath with courage. Later in London she was involved in voluntary work and loved writing, especially plays; she said doing this in her head had kept her alive while imprisoned.
A MILD FORM OF INSANITY
The book covers Mike Tuson's experiences in almost all forms of helicopter operations, including military, oil field support, mountain and desert flying in Oman.
ZIMBABWE’S MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAIN DISAPPEARANCES
A riveting and profound read. This intriguing book retains its momentum from beginning to end. The mysterious disappearances of people in the mist-enshrouded mountains of the Eastern Highlands are used effectively to lay bare much of a dark past. It contrasts events in the new Zimbabwe of the nineties against Rhodesia and a fractured pre-colonial history. It kept me spellbound. Africa holds a unique fascination amidst its exotic landscape and Cliff McIlwaine captures and brings together an assortment of colourful characters from different cultural backgrounds which enhance the dramatic tensions. A magical combination of the prosaic and the spiritual creates fascinating insights into the social, political and historical ethos of Zimbabwe.
CINDERELLA IN ARABIA: A CROSS-CULTURAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Cinderella in Arabia is a serious critique of Gulf Arab society, revealing the devastating crunches the author has so triumphantly survived in her intercultural marriage.
This entertaining book presents laughable yet poignant situations in the life of a male nurse travelling through Britain, Ireland and the Continent in a three-wheeler in the company of two rabbits.
A STROKE OF GENIUS: LETTERS AND STORIES
Mick Sutton’s letters that recount the experiences and impressions of a world cruise will be an inspiration and help to others who have had to overcome the challenges of a stroke or similar circumstances that have brought unexpected changes to the course of their lives and to the lives of their partners.
IF YOU DON' HAVE A DREAM
An English family’s first visit to the U.S.A. In addition to seeing traditional tourist attractions, they meet everyday Americans and stay in typical American homes.
A LETTER TO MY DYING MOTHER : SURVIVING IN THE WEST
How can words describe the huge difference between life in a little village in a typical developing country in Africa and that of a city in the sophisticated West? Well, that exactly is what the book sets out to achieve.
A CAMERA IN THE DALES
This is a photographic diary in monochrome! With its authentic and picturesque verbal memories, it is a magical evocation of past customs in one of the most romantic dales in Yorkshire.
WAIPORI REFLECTIONS: CONTEMPLATIONS IN THREE LOCATIONS
The “reflections” in this volume were inspired by the author’s acquisition of a house in the splendid isolation of a remote village surrounded by a scenic reserve. In Waipori Falls Village, about an hour's drive from Dunedin, in South Island, New Zealand, the author and his old friend and colleague Dr Garrett Evans could reflect upon life, on their experiences in different parts of the world where they had lived. This is followed by the author’s reflections back in Clashnessie, his home in the Highlands of Scotland, followed by his reflections during the summer of 2008, which he spent at his home in Nova Scotia. The book, which encompasses the three locales, constitutes, in effect, a “trilocation” portmanteau! All the reflections, wherever they are set, were inspired by his time in Waipori, which began the whole process.
Also included are a number of articles by John Kelly, being memories of the early days in Waipori Falls Village, at the time when the hydro-electric scheme was being constructed in the valley.
THREE CHEERS FOR GHANA!
The author, a medical doctor in the UK, revisits his native Ghana after 13 years' absence to find many positive changes and developments in spite of lingering economic and social problems. The book is a fascinating journey of discovery for the reader new to Ghana, but will be enjoyed by Ghanaian readers too.
THE EDGE OF THE LAGOON
An in-depth study of Jaffna in a national and international perspective. The approach is thoroughly academic right to the end - and imminently readable at the same time!
IN SEARCH OF THE HOLY GRAIL AND THE PRECIOUS BLOOD
Deike and Ean Begg
This book is an impressively researched compilation of the historical facts which concern the large number of holy sites in Europe devoted to the Holy Grail and the precious blood legends.
RETIREMENT TALES: TWO GRINGOS LIVING IN MEXICO
A delightful account of retirement in Guanajuato, Mexico and a useful guide to anyone thinking of retiring there.
ATLANTIS : THE ORIGIN OF A LEGEND
Do we at last have an explanation of how the Atlantis story came to be? This intriguing book is an account of the story's origin from legendary history through to elaborate narrative on the part of Plato.
AN EXPAT'S LIFE, LUXEMBOURG & THE WHITE ROSE: PART OF AN ENGLISHMAN LIVING ABROAD SERIES
Ever thought of visiting, escaping to, or even living in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg? This is your all-inclusive, readable, hands-on and entertaining guide to Luxembourg by an Englishman who exchanged the dingy commuters’ life of London for the exciting and cosmopolitan world of Luxembourg.
LOVE, LIFE & LEMONGRASS:
TRAVELS THROUGH SOUTH EAST ASIA
This eclectic mix of prose, poetry and film script charts the colourful journey of Red, a 25-year-old single white female through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
A NURSE, TWO RABBITS AND A WORLD TOUR
A Nurse, Two Rabbits and a World Tour is a humorous and beguiling account of the trials, tribulations and laughable situations in the life of a male nurse in Edinburgh.
Maybe your interests lie in health, animals, travel or socio-political issues, or maybe you just want a laugh. Whichever way, despite its more earnest messages in places, this light-hearted look at contemporary British health and social issues through the eyes of a male nurse will have you in stitches.
THE ADVENTURES OF ANOTHER POOH: CAVING EXPLORATIONS AND ESCAPADES
The Adventures of Another Pooh is a light-hearted and amusing look at the eccentric world of caving, and conveys at first hand the excitement of original exploration when entering a cave system or diving into unknown subterranean waters for the first time.
OF CAVES AND CAVING: A WAY AND A LIFE
John E Gillett
This entertaining book on caving will give you a taste of caves and caving -- not only of the caves themselves, but also of the cavers in their caving world, ranging from England, Europe, to South Africa and America