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Connivance By Helen Baker
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Miss Austen finished Persuasion with an enigma. Was the deceitful widow Mrs Clay so lost to all honour, decency and - yes - self-interest as to live installed in town under the capricious protection... More > of that equal dissembler Mr Elliot? Or was the lady, as Lady Russell proclaimed her, a very dangerous companion? Was she indeed capable, with neither money nor family connexions to sustain her, of 'wheedling and caressing' her profligate lord into making her his wife and thus, the future Lady Elliot? Without descending into the realms of vice and depravity, the authoress hopes to resolve this puzzle. A recent reader said 'I thoroughly enjoyed your latest - fabulous and the twist in the end was brilliant !!look forward to your next.'< Less
English - Laugh and Learn By Helen Baker
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An entertaining way to maintain and improve your English. 2007 jokes for adults, carefully written in correct (British) English with no crude language. Each joke is supplied with helpful explanations... More > of grammar and background. Native speakers too can enjoy the jokes and learn more than most schools teach about grammar.< Less
My French Garden By Helen Baker
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It has taken popular author Helen Baker over twenty years to create her beautiful, ecological yet productive garden in France.In doing so, she discovered a different culture, unforgettable neighbours... More > and a breathtaking diversity of wild life to share it.And the story continues to evolve. Laugh with her at French peasant cunning and superstitions. Then discover how daily life outre-Marche makes gardening in France quite different to what any English gardener can ever experience. Starting from abandoned vineyard, Helen Baker now looks out over trees, shrubs, a large orchard, vegetables, soft fruit, lawns, ponds and flower beds galore. Learn the secrets of French success and how the nation has, at last, been seized by the ornamental gardening bug.< Less
Far South with Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV By Helen Baker
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First visits to the South of Africa and America - South Africa to see the results of ten years of freedom and Argentina, twenty years after the Falklands War.
The Land of the Long White Lie By Helen Baker
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In 1986, on the day the Chernobyl fall-out could first be measured in Britian, we flew off to live in New Zealand. All guide books, friends and acquaintances promised us paradise. This is what we... More > found.< Less
Sin City For the Over-sixties Bogota 2011 By Helen Baker
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'You will never come out alive' advised a fellow traveller off to Beirut. Well we did, despite being over sixty and innocents abroad.
North, East and Far East in 2007 By Helen Baker
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Three visits made in 2007 to Tallinn in Estonia in the January snow, to Bucharest and the Danube Delta in the Spring, and to Nagoya in Japan in the Autumn.
Under The Rainbow By Helen Baker
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Two visits to this vast country at an interval of five years gave impressions so violently contrasting that I might be describing two different continents. Love it or loath it - I did both!
Two Lost Souls in Seoul 2011 By Helen Baker
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A pair of elderly travellers believed that, after China and Japan, they could easily cope with Korea. They learnt the hard way that no concessions are made to foreign tourists at all - because there... More > are none - and ended up in a brothel.< Less
Beyond the Frontier By Helen Baker
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A first visit to the Ukraine by a Russian-speaking tourist just before the violence erupted.