Whether medieval missionaries or modern mountaineers, butterfly-catchers or courtesans, the woman travellers represented in this delightful collection share one thing in common: they all wrote books of their own. Robinson here presents some three hundred and fifty woman travellers, mostly British or American, and examines the almost one thousand books they produced among them. Spanning sixteen centuries, she reveals a fascinating body of literature, full of insight, wit, and courage.
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Jane Robinson was born in Edinburgh and brought up in North Yorkshire. After graduating from Oxford, she joined a firm of antiquarian book dealers specializing in travel, later leaving to pursue a writing career. Her books include Parrot Pie for Breakfast: An Anthology of Women Pioneers and Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travelers.
`Review from previous edition `enchanting ... both an expert bibliography of women's travel writing, and a condensed biographical directory to some 400 of the travellers themselves'
Martin Fagg Church Times
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110192122614