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

By Pat Barr

Isabella fowl used to be a lady of outstanding presents. In 1872, on the age of 40, this particularly earnest daughter of a rustic parson deserted the rectory nest and commenced her pioneering trips to a couple of the main inhospitable corners of the realm. Undismayed by way of soreness or chance 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, specially, a unlimited skill for being gained her common welcome. Her debts of her studies grew to become best-selling books and confirmed for Isabella poultry a name as one of many nice go back and forth writers of her day.

'Miss Barr has her degree. She and omit chook are like minded. the fashion of either is clean, vigorous, visible, making a fascinating book.'
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'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine strikes on the pace of a silent motion picture via landscapes lusher than any technicolour.'
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'A infrequent book.'
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