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Not Just Bonnets and Bustles: Victorian Woman Travellers in Africa

Not Just Bonnets and Bustles: Victorian Woman Travellers in Africa [Kindle Edition]

Eliza Bradley , Annie Hore , Helen Caddick
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Victorian women went where few had gone before. Sometimes they followed husbands, other times they were led by simple curiosity and sometimes they were dragged along as slaves.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0955563011
  • Publisher: Bookline & Thinker (8 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WV3CQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #239,827 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 16 Jun 2013
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What an amazing bunch of women! A wee bit long winded in places, but I guess that was the writing style of the day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best travel journal I've ever read 16 Oct 2012
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All three women in this book are interesting and write well - none of the flowery Victorian prose I was expecting.
Helen Caddick was a single woman who took off into what is now South Africa, Zimbabwe and Malawi with some hired bearers to carry her and her goods. She writes so well about being carried through rivers and fearing her weight would bring her down that I felt I knew her.
Annie Hore travelled with her husband and baby through Tanzania to Lake Tanganika while dealing with slave catchers, runaway bearers and illness - but she never whines.
Eliza Bradley does whine rather a lot, but she was captured and taken as a slave. Her words on barbarians are not PC, and I would not have found her a good travel companion, but I did find her amusing.
I thoroughly recommend this book as a window on travel before guide books and mobile phones. There were no wilting violets among these women.
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