Memories of South Pacific Islands and An African Safari




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/22/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781553696292

About the Book

Memories of South Pacific Islands and an African Safari, the third in a series, is a book about traveling to exotic places, in the early 1970s, by a woman who loved to travel and had the money to do it in style. But it's more than that. It's a book about the joys ad sadness that come with enduring friendships.

Marjory takes her readers to the Polynesian Cultural Centre near Honolulu; to geysers that look and feel like modern-day Hades in New Zealand; to a 6 a.m. sheep shearing in Australia, an elegant cocktail party in Enugu, Nigeria; to a guard with a gun who took a "no swimming" sign a little too seriously; and to a lesson on how to tell when a rhino is about to charge. She takes you, also, into the sadness of seeing a dear friend through a tragic car accident and the laughter and frustrations of a long trip shared with these friends.

About the Author

Marjory Harris was born in 1908 in the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, Canada, and lives there still. Her early years were influenced by politics; her father was a federal cabinet minister. Then motherhood, and helping her husband build a successful advertising agency. After a divorce, Marjory was on her own-and she came into her own. She did volunteer work with the United Nations International Co-operation Year and The Experiment in International Living. She remarried in 1971 and, with her husband, continued to travel. At eighty-nine, widowed, legally blind, no longer able to travel, she bought a computer, memorized the keyboard, and began to record and to publish happy memories of her travels.

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