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No Place for a Lady

(2002)
Tales of Adventurous Women Travellers
A non fiction book by

 
 
No Place for a Lady Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers by Barbara Hodgson

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, a motley band of women defied gender conventions, enduring exotic diseases, plagues of scorpions, and other life-threatening situations--all in the name of adventure. The frequent target of Russian thieves, Mademoiselle Jacquemart began sleeping with a brace of pistols after one attempt on her life left her with a fractured skull. Lady Ann Fanshawe disguised herself as a cabin boy to confront a band of Spanish pirates. Isabella Bird toured Japan by horseback despite a severe back affliction. And there were many more, some famous, others whose tales and fates have faded into the obscurer corners of history. NO PLACE FOR A LADY profiles adventurous women who sacrificed personal comfort and respectability to pursue experiences traditionally open only to men. Filled with fascinating portraits, historical maps, and intricate drawings, NO PLACE FOR A LADY is at once a beautifully illustrated exploration of early travel and a spirited celebration! of the women HODGSON is a book designer and packager turned writer. Author of numerous books, including The Sensualist, In the Arms of Morpheus, and Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon, Hodgson makes her home in Vancouver, British Columbia.who dared to redefine the proper place for a lady.



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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : Canada Hardback
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Title: No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travellers
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 1-55054-938-3 / 978-1-55054-938-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Greystone Books
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August 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 1-58008-441-9 / 978-1-58008-441-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ten Speed Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : Canada Paperback
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Title: No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 1-55365-012-3 / 978-1-55365-012-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Greystone Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA