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  • Malta: Women, History, Books and Places
    Malta: Women, History, Books and Places (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    A crater on the planet Mercury is named Maria de Dominici. Born in 1645, she was the first established Maltese woman artist. She, and other women in Maltese history, are little known about. But Malta is much more than Knights of St John and Second World War courage. This book tells their story through the waves of women who arrived in the archipelago of Malta and Gozo, starting with Sicilian...

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  • Tasmania: Women, History, Books and Places
    Tasmania: Women, History, Books and Places (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    The first aboriginal woman to be named in exploration literature is Ouray-Ouray; the best known is Trukanini, erroneously called the last Tasmanian when she died in 1876. This book gathers together these strands, and that of a vibrant women's literature, linking them to place - an island of still unspoilt beauty and unique flora and fauna.

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  • Madeira
    Madeira (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    The history of Madeira's women and the writing of women travellers about the island are less well known than they should be. This livret combines a flavour of all these elements for the visitor or armchair traveller.

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  • The Taking of Hong Kong - Charles and Clara Elliot in China Waters
    The Taking of Hong Kong - Charles and Clara Elliot in China Waters (English, Paperback) Susanna Hoe, Derek Roebuck

    Relations between Britain and China have been inextricably bound up with the taking of Hong Kong on 26th January 1841. The man responsible - Britain's Plenipotentiary Captain Charles Elliot - was recalled by his government in disgrace and has also been vilified by China. This book describes the taking of Hong Kong from Elliot's point of view.

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  • Women at the Siege, Peking 1900
    Women at the Siege, Peking 1900 (English, Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    In 1900, Baron von Ketteler, the German Minister, was assassinated in a Peking street. By 4pm the first shots were fired and a siege by Boxers and imperial troops had begun. Among the besieged were 148 women from around the world and Maud, the Baron's widow. This book tells their story.

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  • Watching the Flag Come Down
    Watching the Flag Come Down (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    At midnight on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty after 150 years of British rule. The moment when the British flag came down was dramatic enough but the ten years leading up to it were full of surprising incident and change. This work contains letters written by an Englishwoman who was involved in those events from 1987.

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  • The Taking of Hong Kong
    The Taking of Hong Kong (English, Hardback) Susanna Hoe, Derek Roebuck

    Describes the taking of Hong Kong in 1841 from the angle of the man responsible, Charles Elliot, and his wife Clara. The text argues that Elliot was a man of intelligence, conscience and humanitarian instincts, and undeserving of the vilification he received from the Chinese.

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  • The Taking of Hong Kong
    The Taking of Hong Kong (English, Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    Relations between Britain and China have, for over 150 years, been inextricably bound up with the taking of Hong Kong Island on 26 January 1841. The man responsible, Britain's plenipotentiary Captain Charles Elliot, was recalled by his government in disgrace and has been vilified ever since by China. This book describes the taking of Hong Kong from Elliot's point of view for the first time '-...

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  • Crete
    Crete (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    This livret links legend and archaeology by writing and place, but does not neglect Crete's other women. Over the centuries they were subject to numerous violent changes of overlord - Mycenean, Roman, Byzantine, Saracen, Venetian, Ottoman - but somehow have emerged as Cretans.

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  • Travels in Tandem: The Writing of Women and Men Who Travelled Together
    Travels in Tandem: The Writing of Women and Men Who Travelled Together (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    Explores the question, are women travel companions' accounts more generally unpretending narratives, and men's the opposite? Using extensive quotations, the author pursues questions through the relations and accounts of couples visiting or living in foreign places, from Liberia to Siberia, from Vanuatu to Chinese Turkestan, between 1664 and 1973.

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  • At Home in Paradise
    At Home in Paradise (Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    A diary of a stay in Papua New Guinea. The author introduces the reader to the family cleaner - Margaret - her extended family, her unreliable husbands and her independent spirit. Then there is Kaman, the gardener, who has to be prised away from his creation so that his employers can enjoy it.

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  • Chinese Footprints
    Chinese Footprints (English, Paperback) Susanna Hoe

    The writing of history used to concentrate on narrative, analysis or theory. The historian stayed out of sight. This book is part of a more recent trend. Here, Susanna Hoe discusses her relationship to her material, the processes of research and writing, and her characters.

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