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North to the Orient
I was a little disappointed in this book. Anne's voice floats somewhere between adventuress and poetess but never commits to either. I really enjoyed some parts - her chapters on learning to operate the radio were particularly funny. But other parts she waxes poetic, making broad statements about life that seem sort of flat. I would have preferred more details about their trip - I think it's fantastic she was flying around the world with Lindy and really roughing it, seeing things the rest of the world hadn't discovered yet. That Anne would have kept my attention much better than the poet Anne that kept peeking through the pages and ultimately ended up dominating the narrative. However, it's a fascinating piece of twentieth century history which alone makes it worthwhile reading.
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