No Place for A Lady

No Place for A Lady

Tales of Adventurous Women Travellers

Book - 2002
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No Place for a Lady is a beautifully illustrated account of the intrepid women who tore down the boundaries of countries around the globe, leaving as their legacy a world wide open for today's women travelers, is now available in paperback. Barbara Hodgson traces three hundred years of world travel by both celebrated and unknown women travelers. No Place for a Lady is filled with fascinating portraits, historical maps and intricate drawings, and is at once a beautifully illustrated exploration of early travel and a spirited celebration of the women who dared to redefine the proper place for a lady.

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Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, c2002
ISBN: 9781550549386
1550549383
Branch Call Number: 910.4082 Hod 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 216 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps

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brightling Feb 01, 2010

A fascinating read but not as engaging as I had hoped. I found it difficult to keep track of the various lady travellers as they were switched back and forth within some sections. It is still a wonderful opportunity to read about how some adventurous women historically saw themselves and their world though. It was interesting that several women took on not only the clothes of men to travel, but the personas and lives as well, including taking wives and female lovers of their own. "No Place for A Lady" only mentions these events in passing really but it certainly raises some interesting thoughts to encourage further readings. Also of note is that some short quotes and words are not translated to english for the reader so you may on occasion find yourself deciphering antique french and italian amongst others.

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