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Albania's mountain queen : Edith Durham and the Balkans

Author: Marcus Tanner
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian eras were not expected to travel unaccompanied, and certainly not to the remote corners of Southeast Europe, then part of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. But Edith Durham was no ordinary lady. In 1900, at the age of 37, Durham set sail for the Balkans for the first time, a trip which changed the course of her life. Her experiences kindled a profound love of the region which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: M E Durham; M E Durham; M Edith Durham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Tanner
ISBN: 9781780768199 1780768192
OCLC Number: 865491965
Description: vii, 293 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1.`The Balkan tangle' --
2.`The other end of nowhere' --
3.`My golden sisters of Macedonia' --
4.`God has sent you to save us' --
5.`A fine old specimen' --
6. The Great Mountain Land --
7.`They never all rise in a lump' --
8.`Boom --
our big gun rang out' --
9.`He is a blighter' --
10.`For a dream's sake' --
11.`Albanians will never forget'.
Responsibility: Marcus Tanner.

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'a wonderful picture of the place and person' Norman Stone 'informative, well-written and well-researched' Robert Elsie 'A fantastic book bringing a real character back to life. Read more...

 
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