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

By Pat Barr

Isabella fowl was once a lady 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 couple of the main inhospitable corners of the area. Undismayed via pain or hazard she was once to spend virtually 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 means for being gained her common welcome. Her debts of her reviews grew to become best-selling books and tested for Isabella fowl a name as one of many nice trip writers of her day.

'Miss Barr has her degree. She and omit chicken are like minded. the fashion of either is clean, lively, visible, making a fascinating book.'
Evening Standard

'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine strikes on the velocity of a silent motion picture via landscapes lusher than any technicolour.'
Times Literary Supplement

'A infrequent book.'
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