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Born Under a Wandering Star : Memoirs of Forty-five Years on the Overseas Circuit (Paperback) (Anne
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Anne Prentice's Born Under a Wandering Star is a personal account of travels in different countries spanning a period from not long after the Second World War to the present day. The story is a tapestry of geographical and environmental observation, historically detailed with a strong human flavour as the author portrays the different people she meets - a real life commentary full of human interest and social observation.
Born into the seventh generation of a family serving in India of the British Raj, Anne inherited a wanderlust. During early childhood in India and later, at Edinburgh University, her travels begin, continuing after marriage. Thereafter, the different countries in which the couple live and work as British abroad for over forty years are visited. The rich, descriptive text will give the reader a close-up and personal feel of the locations described and a snapshot of the social and economic privations of the time. This part historical account provides the backdrop for modern day relations with these countries and has a strong educational bent.
Born Under a Wandering Star is a well written, fascinating journey, always with human interest at its core, coming as it does from the personal experiences of the author, a very insightful guide for the armchair traveller.