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Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (The Virago Book)

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This collection of women's writing about travel spans over 400 years, five continents, and a variety of characters from cross-dressers to armchair travellers. The authors include: Angela Carter, Jung Chang, Karen Blixen, Marsha Hunt, Bernice Rubens, Harriet Wilson, Beryl Markham, and Dorothy Par.
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Little Brown and Company (first published 1998)
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May 20, 2012 Fred Fisher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be fascinating. It has excerpts from the writings of various women over the span of 300 years. Some I will want to explore further, like Dona Catalina de Erauso, who's Historia de la Monja Alferez details her life living as a man after leaving an Abbey before becoming a nun. A Woman in Berlin, Anonymous about living in Berlin at the end of WWII or The Patriotic of War of Liberation as it is known to many. Romaine Brooks, Between Me and Life, a biography. Harriet Wilson, Our ...more
Jul 01, 2010 Tuck rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
excerpts of women traveling and escaping, if need be. excerpts from Angela carter, Karen blixen, Dorothy Parker type folks.
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Lisa St. Aubin de Terán was born Lisa Rynveld in South London. She attended the James Allen's Girls' School. She married a Venezuelan landowner, Jaime Terán in 1971, at the age of 17, and became a farmer of sugar cane, avocados, pears, and sheep from 1972-1978.

Her second husband was the Scottish poet and novelist George MacBeth. After the marriage failed, she married painter Robbie Duff Scott and
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