The very best sort of travel memoir, by one who is intensely interested in and open to day to day like in another country. Sent to SA for her health, LDG is fascinated by the various peoples, customs and natural beauty of the land. As a word of warning, while accepting it as a document of its time, the language is off-putting.
Susan U.’s book reviews
Surprisingly good and relatively free from the usual sexist, antisemitic, racist comments common to this period of writing. Deals intelligently with the lives of several women caught between convention, lack of education/training and self realization in the late 19th century.