Day: June 13, 2016

Literature Movies Reviews

Reginald Fleming Johnston: Twilight in the Forbidden City

A compelling (if biased) account reflecting unique insights You may have heard that “Twilight in the Forbidden City” is the book that Bernardo Bertolucci’s movie “The Last Emperor” is “based” on. If at all, however, this is true only with regard to the first part of the movie (the book was published in 1934, just […]

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Literature Reviews

Beryl Markham: West With the Night

A British African Amazon Taken to Kenya at age three, in 1905, Beryl Markham was raised on a farm by her father and a much-hated governess – her mother soon re-abandoned pioneer life for England. And while other girls were groomed to be ladies of society, she learned to ride and train horses, played with […]

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