At fifty the author discovered she had osteoporosis so severe she was told she would not walk again. The arrival of a Chinese physiotherapist from Hong Kong to a practice at the bottom of her street - in Australia, a Big Country - seemed a miracle. Her full story is told in The Tiger and the Taxi Driver. At sixty-eight, and walking well, she decides to walk the Camino. Will my feet carry me? she asks of him. Are you still overweight? he responds. Yep! she says. Best thing you can do for your feet then, osteoporosis responds to weight-bearing! And so she walked ...
This collection includes 34 books: The Battle of the Strong, Carnac's Folly, The Judgment House, The March of the White Guard, Michel and Angele, The Money Master, Mrs. Falchion, No Defense, The Pomp of the Lavilettes, The Right of Way, The Seats of the Mighty The Trail of the Sword, The Translation of a Savage, The Trespasser, The Weavers, When Valmond Came to Promise, Wild Youth, The World for Sale, You Never Know Your Luck, Embers, A Lover's Diary, At the Sign of the Eagle, Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk, Donovan Pasha and Some People of Egypt, John Enderby, The Land That Had No Turning, The Going of the White Swan, Northern Lights, Parables of a Province, Pierre and His People, A Romany of the Snows, There is Sorrow on the Sea, An Unpardonable Liar, and Old Quebec.
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An Exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 15, 1988-April 16, 1989
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
This lively, illustrated book about Victorian costume during the first part of Queen Victoria's reign is a delightful introduction to a particularly rich era in costume history. From Queen to Empress vividly evokes fashionable society in Victorian England and America through paintings of the period, contemporary illustrations and photographs, and striking costume photographs taken especially for this volume. In separate chapters devoted to royal influence, underdress, evening and day wear, mourning attire, wedding clothes, and court dress, the author, a member of the staff of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers a highly readable account of the ways in which fashion influenced the dress of all but the very poorest sections of the population. By 1837, the year of Victoria's accession to the throne, the simple silhouette and printed cottons of the early nineteenth century had already begun to give way to a more elaborate style of dress. Luxurious silks and an extraordinary diversity of shapes—including huge domed skirts and elaborately molded corsets made possible by new dressmaking techniques—marked the fashionable Victorian woman by the time Queen Victoria was declared Empress of India. From Queen to Empress accompanies an exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 1988.