Unsuitable for Ladies

Unsuitable for Ladies : An Anthology of Women Travellers

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Real ladies do not travel - or so it was once said. This 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 female travellers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, that have not been met and usually overcome by these women. Life is never dull for these 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 489 pages
  • 127 x 187.96 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192824899
  • 9780192824899

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"Robinson's women are lively, energetic and determined probers of te world around them, and their stories make for equally lively reading, in large or small doses."--KLIATT, November 1995"This volume is fun to dip into....Recommended for travel collections for its breadth of coverage."--Caroline Mitchell, writing in Library Journalshow more

About Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson is the author of Wayward Women: A Guide to Women Travellers (OUP, 1990), and is established as one of the world's leading authorities on women travellers.show more

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