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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 (first published 1889)
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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
Picked it up because "Iceland" and enjoyed it because of the amazing author. What a brave girl.
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

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