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Edith and I: On the trail of an Edwardian traveller in Kosovo

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What if a woman from a century ago could help you understand your life now? 'Edith and I; on the trail of an Edwardian traveller in Kosovo' tells the story of how tracking down anthropologist, aid worker and feisty Balkan explorer, Edith Durham, took her biographer to places and decisions she never thought she'd reach.

It's the story of two Kosovo journeys a century apart.
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Published May 26th 2013 by Elbow Publishing (first published May 1st 2013)
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Adam
Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) trained to become an artist (painting and drawing). One of 9 children, it fell to her to look after her ailing mother over a period of many years. Fatigued by this, her own doctor advised her to travel as far away as she could in order to recuperate. It was this travelling that brought her to the southern Balkans at the beginning of the 20th century. She became fascinated by this part of the world. An intrepid traveller and keen observer, Durham, a spinster, began ...more
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Sep 07, 2013 Jennifer Barclay rated it really liked it
When forced to leave Kosovo, the place she had fallen in love with, and return to England, Elizabeth Gowing became more than a little obsessed with the figure of Edith Durham, an Edwardian writer who had travelled in the region a hundred years earlier. Finding so many parallels with her own story in Edith's, Elizabeth started to follow the trail of this fascinating and brave character who needed only her tam o'shanter to shield her from the sun on treks through Albania's Accursed Mountains.

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Great mini bio of overlooked Edwardian lady traveller.
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