Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Gold leaf pages)

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Gold leaf pages)

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Mary Seacole was born a free Black woman in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century. In her long and varied life, she travelled in Central America, Russia, and Europe; found work as an inn-keeper and as a `doctress' during the Crimean War; and became a famed heroine, the author of her own biography, in Britain.

 

As this work shows, Mary Seacole had a sharp instinct for hypocrisy as well as ripe taste for sarcasm. Frequently we see her joyfully rise to mock the limitations artificially imposed on her as a black woman. She emerges from her writings as an individual with a zest for travel, adventure, and independence, a stimulating and inspiring figure.

 

Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 212 
Weight: 150 g 
Dimensions: 163 x 118 x 17 mm

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