Wild Women

Author: Mariella Frostrup (Editor)
Homepage_9781788540025

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $27.99(NZD)
  • : 9781788540025
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • :
  • :
  • : February 2020
  • : --- length: - '23.4' width: - '15.3' units: - Centimeters
  • :
  • : 0.0
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : books

Special Fields

  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : 544
  • : Mariella Frostrup (Editor)
  • :
  • : 910.4
  • : English
  • :
  • :
  • : Paperback
  • :
Barcode 9781788540025
9781788540025

Description

The best travel writing by women.

From Constantinople to Crimea; from Antarctica to the Andes. Throughout history adventurous women have made epic, record-breaking journeys under perilous circumstances. Whether escaping constricted societies back home or propelled by a desire for independence, footloose females have ventured to the four corners of the earth and recorded their exploits for posterity.

For too long their triumphs have been overshadowed by those of their male counterparts, whose honourable failures make bigger news. In curating this collection of first-hand accounts, broadcaster, writer and traveller Mariella Frostrup puts female explorers back on the map. Her selection includes explorers from the 1700s to the present day, from iconic heroines to lesser-known eccentrics, celebrating 300 years of wild women and their amazing adventures over land, sea and air.