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Travels in Tandem: The Writing of Women and Men Who Travelled Together [Paperback]

Susanna Hoe

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26 April 2012
'The book grew out of a habit, early adopted when on her travels...of writing...an unpretending narrative of the previous day's proceedings to be sent home to her father.' Thus wrote Thomas Brassey of his wife Annie. As for his own account of their travels, Susanna Hoe describes it as 'full of reports of experts...and often about exports.' And she explores the question, are women travel companions' accounts more generally 'unpretending narratives', and men's the opposite? The theme expanded when the author was asked, 'Do women write with more immediacy, with more colour, more empathy and more attention to detail?' Using extensive quotations, the author pursues those and other questions through the relations and accounts of couples visiting or living in foreign places, from Liberia to Siberia, from Vanuatu to Chinese Turkestan, between 1664 and 1973.

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  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Holo Books The Arbitration Press (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954405692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954405694
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,506,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Graham found the idea of your book very amusing' (Barbara Greene Strachwitz to the author about her cousin, 13/1/1988) --letter to the author

A delightful, humorous and revealing account of the pleasures and perils of travelling together (Caroline Moorehead) --letter to the author

This is a great read. And it brings to light much interesting knowledge about a so far little explored area of travel literature (Anka Ryall, University of York) --letter to the author

About the Author

Susanna Hoe, who has lived in both Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong with her husband Derek Roebuck, has written of her life in both places - At Home in Paradise, and Watching the Flag Come Down. They wrote together The Taking of Hong Kong: Charles and Clara Elliot in China Waters. Based in Oxford, she continues writing about women abroad.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Women travellers accompanying men 23 Jun 2012
By G. Duigu - Published on Amazon.com
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Hoe attempts a feminist analysis by comparing the writing of women and men accompanying each other on travels to intrepid places before 1950. She is not entirely successful in this, but her selections of the original texts make for interesting reading, and does some of the biographical detail.
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