By Pat Barr

Isabella poultry used to be a girl of exceptional presents. In 1872, on the age of 40, this relatively earnest daughter of a rustic parson deserted the rectory nest and commenced her pioneering trips to a few of the main inhospitable corners of the realm. Undismayed via pain or hazard she used to be to spend nearly thirty years vacationing - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - the place an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, in particular, a unlimited potential for being gained her common welcome. Her money owed of her reviews grew to become best-selling books and proven for Isabella chook a name as one of many nice commute writers of her day.

'Miss Barr has her degree. She and omit poultry are like minded. the fashion of either is clean, vigorous, visible, making a fascinating book.'
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'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine strikes on the velocity of a silent motion picture via landscapes lusher than any technicolour.'
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'A infrequent book.'
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