with the Night
This is one of our favorites--a classic women's travelogue
about a female pilot flying over Africa in a small plane
in the 1930's. Inspiring and beautifully written, this book
provides insight into the lives of women in colonial East
Africa, and into the life of one very unusual woman.
Amateur's Guide to the Planet: Twelve Travel Journeys and
Lessons for the Contemporary United States
is no other travel book like this one. Combining travelogue,
memoir and journalistic research, Jeannette Belliveau reflects
on her decade of travel all over the world, posing thoughtful
questions and offering important insights on culture, economics,
and history: lessons she brings back home for us to ponder.
Reflections: A Biography of a Place
In 1972 Mary Lee Settle moved to Turkey because "it was
warm, it was cheap, and I needed a refuge". She stayed three
years, and when she left, she left behind some of her closest
friends. In 1989 she returned for the first time, to soothe
her sense of loss and to explore the trails blazed by Alexander
the Great, Tamerlane, Ghenghis Khan, and Ataturk. Along
the way Settle turns off the main roads and wanders into
villages where people live as they have for thousands of
years; a land where cutting a tree is a crime, where goats
are sacrificed to launch state-of-the-art ships and where
stones from Greek and Roman temples are used to build Christian
churches which have since been converted to mosques. This
book is the warm and compassionate story of her travels,
and well-worth reading.
||Mary Lee Settle
A book for the kiddies...
Want your kiddies to grow up to be travellers? Read them
this over-sized book before they go to bed. Beautifully
illustrated, People teaches children about the differences
that exist between the cultures and nations of the world.
From the ways we eat, to the games we play and the clothes
we wear, this wonderful book celebrates diversity and is
guaranteed to stimulate many questions from your little
ones. I fell in love with it the first time I read it. Now
it has a special spot on my coffee table so that all my
visitors (big and small) can enjoy it, too. (Evelyn Hannon)
Tales Guides: Italy, true stories of life on the road
||Maybe it�s because I�ve just returned
from Italy but reading this collection of tales was
an absolute pleasure. Each story brought back the wonderful
carisma of the country -- the sights, the smells, the
sounds. I recommend it highly both for the armchair
traveller as well as for the journeywoman setting off
to explore Italy for the very first time. From breast-feeding
in Rome to shopping in Florence to vacationing with
mom, each of the stories offers a perfect peek at Italian
life. P.S. Check out the guide at the back of the book.
Lots of good, solid info there, too! (Evelyn Hannon)
words on reading...
since I was first read to, then started reading to myself,
there has never been a line that I didn't 'hear.' As my
eyes followed the sentence, a voice was saying it silently
to me. It isn't my mother's voice, or the voice of anybody
I can identify, certainly not my own. It is human, but inward,
and it is inwardly that I listen to it. It is to me the
voice of the story...
(Source: Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings, 1984,
The New Beacon Book of Quotations By Women, Editor, Rosalie
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