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BLUE DAHLIA, BLACK GOLD, by Daniel Metcalfe: 'The authentic voice of a travel writer driven by curiosity, fascinated by the chosen country, determined to share his voice with the reader…[Metcalfe] gets down to what he his so good at: first-class reporting, descriptions of remarkable characters and easy-to-digest history lessons.' - Literary Review

BLUE DAHLIA, BLACK GOLD, by Daniel Metcalfe: 'The authentic voice of a travel writer driven by curiosity, fascinated by the chosen country, determined to share his voice with the reader…[Metcalfe] gets down to what he his so good at: first-class reporting, descriptions of remarkable characters and easy-to-digest history lessons.' - Literary Review

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has built a career traveling through some of the most dangerous parts of the world - covering the Middle East and Africa, active war zones and the after effects of combat.   Her new memoir, "It's What I Do," talks about making it as a woman in a male-dominated field and the importance of remembering the humans in front of the camera.

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has built a career traveling through some of the most dangerous parts of the world - covering the Middle East and Africa, active war zones and the after effects of combat. Her new memoir, "It's What I Do," talks about making it as a woman in a male-dominated field and the importance of remembering the humans in front of the camera.

Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979. Wonderful read.

Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979. Wonderful read.

Alan Clark. One of the great diarists. Certainly in my top ten. Candid. Revelatory. Well- written from a well placed observer, with a distinctive voice and interests. He was a cabinet level politician, and published historian, but these accomplishments pale beside the achievement of his diary.

Alan Clark. One of the great diarists. Certainly in my top ten. Candid. Revelatory. Well- written from a well placed observer, with a distinctive voice and interests. He was a cabinet level politician, and published historian, but these accomplishments pale beside the achievement of his diary.

SHIPTON & TILMAN: THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION, by Jim Perrin: 'A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour' - Sunday Times

SHIPTON & TILMAN: THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION, by Jim Perrin: 'A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour' - Sunday Times

THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis:  '[Mathis's] elastic voice is thoroughly her own — both lyrical and unsparing, meditative and visceral, and capable of giving the reader nearly complete access to her characters’ minds and hearts.' - New York Times

THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis: '[Mathis's] elastic voice is thoroughly her own — both lyrical and unsparing, meditative and visceral, and capable of giving the reader nearly complete access to her characters’ minds and hearts.' - New York Times

alan bennett diary - Google Search

alan bennett diary - Google Search

He developed a dependency on laudanum for 16 years. He traveled to Italy and Malta for 2 years to try to help his health. He wrote the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It was the inspiration for Frankenstein.

He developed a dependency on laudanum for 16 years. He traveled to Italy and Malta for 2 years to try to help his health. He wrote the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It was the inspiration for Frankenstein.

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