am 12. Mai 2000
This book is so packed with visual images and sensuality that I could open the book to any page, any paragraph and find poetry and description so graphic it makes my expensive camera obsolete. Her vocabulary is intense and her respect for her readers intelligence challenges me to read nothing but quality. A remarkable book. I wonder how her son, Kippy, now regards that journey. It certainly changes my notions about the fifties woman. Whew! Barbara Levinson
am 30. Juni 1999
Having read a number of respected contemporary travel writers, I now regard Leila Hadley as the absolute finest. This book, about her travels to the Far East in the 1950's, is a gem! Move over Paul Theroux, Peter Mayle, Frances Mayes and Bill Bryson. With her mesmerizing style and wild tales, Leila Hadley is in a class of her own. A must-read book of a real life adventuress!