Extraordinary loves & lives  - Great reads for travels

A Listmania! list by Elizabeth S. Lingjaerde "elingjaerde" (Oslo, Norway)
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A Dog's Life
1.  A Dog's Life by Peter Mayle
The list author says:
  "Peter Mayle's books are all fabulous summer reads, but this one stands out. The story from lovely Provence is written by his dog... So funny you can't stop laughing!"
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Fragrant Rice
2.  Fragrant Rice by Janet De Neefe
The list author says:
  "A wonderful account from a very special life among spices, spiritual  values and family life in Bali"
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One Day
3.  One Day by David Nicholls
The list author says:
  "Very well written love story! Every sentence is a gem. Besides, the psychological insight of the author is impressive. A moving page turner"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,714 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon
4.  The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon by David Grann
The list author says:
  "The amazing true story of one of Britain's greatest explorers, interwoven with the tale of the N.Y. journalist who tries to find out what happened to him deep inside the Amazonian jungle."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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The Man Whom Women Loved: The Life of Bror Blixen
5.  The Man Whom Women Loved: The Life of Bror Blixen by Ulf Aschan
The list author says:
  "The amazing story of Bror Blixen, once married to Karen Blixen. A great hunter, womaniser and socialite."
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West With The Night (VMC)
6.  West With The Night (VMC) by Beryl Markham
The list author says:
  "She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic, but was mostly famous for taking Bror Blixen and his safari parties to unexplored hunting grounds in Africa where she was born and raised among Masai."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Summer of My Greek Taverna: A Memoir
7.  The Summer of My Greek Taverna: A Memoir by Tom Stone
The list author says:
  "Did you ever dream of running your own magic place on a Greek island? Tom Stone did. Very well written, as all his books."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

In Search of Nomads
8.  In Search of Nomads by John Ure
The list author says:
  "The author himself is quite a globetrotter, but here he recalls the stories of many an eccentric European who tried to live among nomads ahead of him."
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
9.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The list author says:
  "An original story made up entirely by letters from an author in London whose fate crosses with a group of islanders at Guernsey just after WW2. Beautiful and touching."
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
10.  Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything by Elizabeth Gilbert
The list author says:
  "A great writer who knows how to make you turn the pages as she explores Italy, India and Indonesia to get her life back together after a divorce. A spiritual journey, but with her feet firmly planted."
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Where Rainbows End
11.  Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
The list author says:
  "I laughed, cried and could not stop reading! The cover is pink and looks like candy, but this is much better Literature than that."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)

A House in Bali
12.  A House in Bali by Colin McPhee
The list author says:
  "The true story of a Canadian composer who finds himself on the Island of Bali, where he discovers a rare and mystic musical tradition, the Gamelan. (And I lived on the same spot as his house years"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Tarnished Beauty
13.  Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin
The list author says:
  "Two fictional stories are intertwined in a dramatic tale of love & fate with a beauty & the beast theme."
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Arabian Sands (Travel Library)
14.  Arabian Sands (Travel Library) by Wilfred Thesiger
The list author says:
  "Wilfred Thesiger is one of a kind. An extraordinary man very much like a modern Lawrence of Arabia. This is his most famous book, from five years in the Arabian desert."
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A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East
15.  A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani
The list author says:
  "My favorite story in the department of travel journalism. A must read!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Mother without a Mask: A Westerner's Story of Her Arab Family
16.  Mother without a Mask: A Westerner's Story of Her Arab Family by Patricia Holton
The list author says:
  "A British woman happen to become very close to a Bedouin family, the sheikhs of Abu Dhabi. Touching and respectful of a very special way of life in the desert."
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Shantaram
17.  Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The list author says:
  "Astonishing true story of an extraordinary man who escaped Australian prison to end up in Bombay, India where fate took him on a roller coaster ride. Amazing page turner."
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Love in the Time of Cholera
18.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Nobody captures the vibrant emotions of South America as Marquez."
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Guernsey related 5 31 Aug 2012
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I think the upcoming film of this book and Gilbert's next book should be boycotted 22 8 Oct 2010
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