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    Description'The book grew out of a habit, early adopted when on her travels...of writing...an unpretending narrative of the previous day's proceedings to be sent home to her father.' Thus wrote Thomas Brassey of his wife Annie. As for his own account of their travels, Susanna Hoe describes it as 'full of reports of experts...and often about exports.' And she explores the question, are women travel companions' accounts more generally 'unpretending narratives', and men's the opposite? The theme expanded when the author was asked, 'Do women write with more immediacy, with more colour, more empathy and more attention to detail?' Using extensive quotations, the author pursues those and other questions through the relations and accounts of couples visiting or living in foreign places, from Liberia to Siberia, from Vanuatu to Chinese Turkestan, between 1664 and 1973.


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    Title
    Travels in Tandem: The Writing of Women and Men Who Travelled Together
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susanna Hoe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 247
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 410 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780954405694
    ISBN 10: 0954405692
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC23: 910.4
    Illustrations note
    10maps, 34 illustrations
    Publisher
    Holo Books The Arbitration Press
    Imprint name
    The Women's History Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Susanna Hoe, who has lived in both Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong with her husband Derek Roebuck, has written of her life in both places - At Home in Paradise, and Watching the Flag Come Down. They wrote together The Taking of Hong Kong: Charles and Clara Elliot in China Waters. Based in Oxford, she continues writing about women abroad.
    Review quote
    "Graham found the idea of your book very amusing" (Barbara Greene Strachwitz to the author about her cousin, 13/1/1988)". "This is a great read. And it brings to light much interesting knowledge about a so far little explored area of travel literaure." ( Anka Ryall, University of York). "A delightful, humorous and revealing account of the pleasures and perils of travelling together." (Caroline Moorehead).