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A Victorian Lady in Africa: The Story of Mary Kingsley

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Hardcover, 221 pages
Published May 31st 1989 by Ashford, Buchan & Enright (first published 1989)
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Mary was an amazing lady for her time, who had the bravery to travel to West Africa alone and challenge the views of time time that natives should be converted to Christianity. Well worth a reading about this amazing lady who might get lost to history (non-fiction, so a bit heavier going).
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Valerie Winifred Grosvenor, later Myer, was born in Lower Soudley in the Forest of Dean on 13 April 1935 to parents who were second cousins. The family lived in a cottage that apparently had no electricity, sanitation or running water, which, according to Sue Limb who wrote her obituary, led her to remark later in life that "The organic life isn't all it's cracked up to be."

After education at East
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