Real ladies do not travel - or so it was once said. This new collection of women's travel writing dispels the notion by showing how there are few corners of the world that have not been visited by lady travellers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, that have not been met and usually overcome by these same women. Jane Robinson's first book, "Wayward Women", was a guide to women travellers and their writing, and having read over a thousand of their books she is uniquely qualified to compile this anthology. Life is never dull for her intrepid women, whether diving to the bed of the Timor Sea or reaching the summit of Annapurna. From an encounter with a snake in the Amazon jungle to shipwreck and kidnap on the Barbary Coast, there are tales of adventure, derring-do, and great danger. There are also moving accounts of unimaginable hardship, including caring for a family in an ammunition cart during the siege of Delhi and a journey through Tibet that leaves its author childless and widowed. There is no such thing as a typical woman traveller - and there never has been - as this exhilarating anthology shows on a journey of its own through centuries of travel writing, aboard almost anything from a Bugatti to a Bath chair.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192116819
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192116819
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192116819
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801921168191.0