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A Girl's Ride in Iceland

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Excerpt: ...It is agreeable to the taste, satisfying, and wholesome. While eating our lunch, our host and his numerous family circle
Paperback, 46 pages
Published October 17th 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com (first published 1889)
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Carolyn
Jul 03, 2012 Carolyn rated it really liked it
What an adventurous young lady Ethel was! Almost on a whim, she, her brother,another young lady and two other men decide to go to Iceland. In the 1880s, in the absence of the internet, Lonely Planet etc, even getting information about the place was pretty difficult. She obviously came from a highly educated family: her father in particular was able to furnish her with some of the geological facts about Iceland.
So, in a very short time, off they sail, and pretty well prepared too.
The boat trip al
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Kathryn
A very dated book. This would probably have been a very informative read to a traveller to Iceland at the end of the nineteenth century or the beginning of the twentieth century, but no longer can fill the purpose of travel guide, however it can be viewed as a historical read. The attitude shown towards the women when they had to ride like men, shows how dated the book is.

On the whole I mostly enjoyed reading this book, however some parts were very dry. The author was obviously a gutsy and brav
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Tara
Oct 17, 2015 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating read from 1894, for so many reasons: the arguments for ladies to be able to ride horses "man-style," the off-hand classist remarks, and the observations of a very different era in Iceland.
Shawn
Feb 10, 2014 Shawn rated it really liked it
Picked it up because "Iceland" and enjoyed it because of the amazing author. What a brave girl.
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Peveril
Mar 13, 2014 Peveril rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1880s London aristo youths tour Iceland. A free-for-kindle that I only downloaded as important going to Iceland. Would have abandoned it otherwise - slight, poorly written, not very informative about Iceland in that time or about her party or most of those she meets.
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Alec-Tweedie [née Harley], Ethel Brilliana [known as Mrs Alec-Tweedie] (1862–1940), travel writer

Ethel Alec-Tweedie (1860-1940) set off on her travels following the deaths of her father, her husband and both of her sons. Like many women travellers she challenged conventions and in her first book – A girl’s ride in Iceland (1889) – she sparked a "war, on what proved to be a very vexed subject," by
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