Birds of Passage: The Indian Travels of Henrietta Clive

Shields, Nancy

Published by Eland Publishing Ltd, 2016
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For centuries this account, the first joyful description of India by a British woman, remained unread in a Welsh castle. Num Pages: 328 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKA; 3JH; HBJF; HBLL; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 220 x 140 x 32. Weight in Grams: 430. . 2016. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781780600796

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Synopsis: The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveler, are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. In this book, editor Nancy Shields skillfully interweaves extracts from the journals with passages from the diary of Charly, Henrietta's precocious twelve-year-old daughter. Birds of Passage is illustrated with watercolours by Anna Tonelli, who accompanied the party of their voyage.

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Publication Date: 2016
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