A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird
This is the travel biography of Isabella Bird, the author of The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither, who spent much of her first forty years of her life as a pious Victorian parson's daughter studying hymns. It was therefore surprising that she then burst out of such homely confinements to become a tireless international traveller, usually alone. Most of her travels were to parts of Asia where European influence was not well established. In the late 1870s she visited Malaya shortly after the Pangkor Agreement. 347 pages with a list of sources and an index.
Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Macmillan, London, 1970. First edition
Condition: Good Hardback in a similar dust jacket.The dust jacket is a bit worn around the edges and has one small tear. There is a former owner's name plate on the inside front cover and writing in red biro across the inside front cover and opposite blank page. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.