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Sun, Aug. 22nd, 2004, 09:13 am
megancrewe: Seeking recommendations

I'm going on a bit of a non-fiction kick, and I'm looking for suggestions. I'd particularly like to read accounts of different cultures and societies, anthropological or historical, anything that gives a vivid picture of life in another time and/or place. Non-fiction tends to be a bit hard for me, so the more lively and engaging the narrative, the better.

Anyone?

mlc

Wed, Nov. 10th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC)
elluminato

I like books by adeline yen-mah, perhaps a book ' Dragon Empress' by seagrave I think. One more book into chinese culture. I think 'The Good Woman of China'. I particularly liked the last one, very touching

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2004/10/12/xinran_feature.shtml

Yes, and memoirs of a geisha is really good.