Friday, May 31, 2002


Cleaned up the convention page tonight. It will take me awhile to get every thing checked and cleaned, but I am aiming at a couple of pages a night. click here to see the new page
Cold Wars 2001 Photo

Brett Abbott 6:39 PM

H Rider Haggard Books Online

I have been catching up on some reading and have been reading some of H. Rider Haggard's books. I suspected you could find some of them online and came across a couple of things of interest:

Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain?
H. Rider Haggard Books Online
H. Rider Haggard Stories
Bibliomania has She
Article on Haggard Books

Brett Abbott 7:08 AM

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Narrative Press

This is a small publisher specializing in non-fiction personal accounts of exploration and adventure. I learned of them on the Colonial Mailing list and ordered a pack of books. One on exploring the tributaries of the Nile by Samuel Baker, Sir Richard Burton's first book on Goa, and a book by Count Byron Khun de Prorok about crossing Ethiopia in the 1930's. The books were all paperbacks and first quality. I enjoyed Baker and Prorok, but found the Burton book a little dull and pretensious. They stock books of exploration from all over the world and from a wide range of time. As an African history buff the books they publish are esential if you want to get a good look at the early African explorers from the 19th century. There are some heavy cringes in them from outmoded and racist views, but the accomplishments were remarkable and the views into uncolonized Africa are great.

Give them a look at Narrative Press

Brett Abbott 7:01 PM


If you are returning to this site you will notice some changes. I have moved hosts for the web site and the new host allows much more freedom, so I will be changing my layouts, adding some new features and cleaning up. If you like the changes, let me know. If you hate it, let me know too.

Brett Abbott 5:50 PM

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