231 x 229 x 17mm
‘A truly wonderful gift book for all armchair travellers … 300 years of wanderlust are captured by women who travelled the world’ -- Books Magazine
Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather’s essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels.
Whether it is curiosity about the world, a thirst for adventure or escape from personal tragedy, all of these women are united in that they approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy for the lives of those they encountered along the way.