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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang: Quotations

 

The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang: Quotations

 

"First read The Importance of Living and then read The Importance of Understanding. And I’m sure you will see your life from a different perspective. "

 

 

 

 

 

All women's dresses, in every age and country, are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
   
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
 
Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.
      
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
   
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
    
We should not expect people to be good, but should make it impossible for them to be bad.
   
When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.
 
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.