Women travellers - Has anyone read the Works of Lady Brassey?
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I recently came across a book called A voyage in the Sunbeam by Lady Brassey (late nineteenth century edition) in an antiquarian bookshop in York. I hadn't heard of this woman and her travels before (and I do have a few books on intrepid female travellers) and wondered if anyone had ready any of her books?
Lady Brassey is also responsible for assembling an important collection of travel photographs, now in the Huntington Library. A Victorian Traveler in the Middle East by Nancy Micklewright (in association with the library) covers that and her writings. No one has it here in LT, since it's priced for sale to reference libraries.
Yes, that is the book.
I have promised my husband that (due to the current economic climate) I would seriously restrict my spending on books and so I left it on the shelve - but it is indeed calling to me.
Many thanks for replying
Thank you for the reference to 'Ladies on the Loose', I shall definitely put that on my list. I had also found a link (via Google) to the other book that you mentioned and it did indeed look very interesting but as you state also VERY expensive. Still I can dream..
Many thanks for replying to my question
You might check out the Virago Travellers books (published by the British publishing house) since they focus on Women writers. There is also a Virago Modern Classics Group on LT but it focuses more on the fiction. They published Beryl Markham's West With the Night
There is a link with some of their history here but not a complete list of their publications
Also I mentioned it in another thread but Isabella Bird was quite a traveler and her Adventures in the Rocky Mountains was recently republished although I know she traveled elsewhere.