Three Came Home

Three Came Home


By (author) Agnes Newton Keith

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  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 214mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0907871283
  • ISBN 13: 9780907871286
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 98,832

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Agnes Keith was a young and promising journalist in San Francisco in November 1934 when she was savagely mugged by a drug addict with a two foot iron pipe on the doorstep of the San Francisco Examiner. During her long recovery from the resultant skull fractures, loss of memory and eyesight damage, she travelled a lot and on her return to California, somewhat restored, she met an Englishman, Harry Keith, whom she married and settled down to live with in Sandakan in N Borneo. Miraculously, she seems to have made a full recovery from her head injuries and to have regained all of her writing talents, which she lavished on three-books about her life in Borneo before, during and after the Second World War.

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"one of the most remarkable books you will ever read" John Carey, Sunday Times