A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird by Pat Barr PDF

By Pat Barr

ISBN-10: 0571277438

ISBN-13: 9780571277438

Isabella poultry was once a girl of outstanding presents. In 1872, on the age of 40, this relatively earnest daughter of a rustic parson deserted the rectory nest and commenced her pioneering trips to a few of the main inhospitable corners of the area. Undismayed by way of ache or hazard she used to be to spend nearly thirty years traveling - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - the place an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, chiefly, a unlimited means for being received her common welcome. Her bills of her reports turned best-selling books and proven for Isabella fowl a name as one of many nice commute writers of her day.

'Miss Barr has her degree. She and pass over poultry are well matched. the fashion of either is clean, lively, visible, making a fascinating book.'
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'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine strikes on the velocity of a silent motion picture via landscapes lusher than any technicolour.'
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'A infrequent book.'
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