Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers by Jane Robinson

Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers

EditorJane Robinson

Paperback | September 1, 2001

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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 women travellers. There are also few difficulties, physical or emotional, real or imagined, thathave not been met and usually overcome by thesesame 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 thesummit 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, includingcaring 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 sixteen centuries of travel writing, aboard almost anything from a Bugatti to a Bath chair. You are taken as far afield as it is possible to go, in thecompany of some of the most extraordinary characters you are ever likely to meet.

About The Author

Jane Robinson first began collecting books at the age of 7, when a local library banned her from using a jam tart as a bookmark. After graduating in English from Somerville College, Oxford, she joined a firm of antiquarian booksellers specializing in travel and exploration. She left bookselling to pursue a writing career and in 1990 h...

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Title:Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women TravellersFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802011

ISBN - 13:9780192802019

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Table of Contents

1. Setting Out2. 'The Continent'3. Switzerland, the Alps, and Italy4. Scandanavia and Beyond5. Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey6. Egypt and the Holy Land7. Arabia, Iraq, and Iran8. Africa9. The Indian Subcontinent10. Central Asia, the Himalaya, and Beyond11. Japan and South-East Asia12. Australasia13. North America14. Central and South America15. Coming Home

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Review from previous edition 'this volume is fun to dip into ... recommended for travel collections for its breadth of coverage'Caroline Mitchell, Library Journal