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Isabella Bird was a one of the most remarkable women adventurers and travel writes of Victorian times, travelling widely around remote parts of America and Asia. She was born 16th October 1831 in Yorkshire England. Her father was the local clergyman and one doctors advice she would accompany him on his rounds. The need was for fresh air and exercise as Isabella Bird was a sickly child, indeed at eighteen she underwent an operation to remove a tumour from her spine, whilst successful her condition worsened later. The best informed medical opinion for a cure at the time was a long sea voyage! she was duly despatched with 100 then resultant experience was translated into her first book. Subsequently she travelled the world and continued to do so even in her seventieth year. She died in Edinburgh in 1904 amidst plans for a trip to China.
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Title Publisher Date Notes
An Englishwoman in America John Murray 1856 by I.B.
The Hawaiian Archipelago John Murray 1875  
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains John Murray 1879  
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan John Murray 1880 2 Volumes
The Golden Chersonese John Murray 1883  
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan John Murray 1891 2 Volumes
Among the Tibetans RTS 1894  
Korea and her Neighbours John Murray 1898 2 volumes
The Yangtze Valley and Beyond John Murray 1899  
Chinese Pictures Cassell 1900  
A Traveller's Testimony CMS 1905 Pamphlet

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