1: Setting Out 2: 'The Continent' 3: Switzerland, the Alps, and Italy 4: Scandanavia and Beyond 5: Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey 6: Egypt and the Holy Land 7: Arabia, Iraq, and Iran 8: Africa 9: The Indian Subcontinent 10: Central Asia, the Himalaya, and Beyond 11: Japan and South-East Asia 12: Australasia 13: North America 14: Central and South America 15: Coming Home
Jane Robinson first began collecting books at the age of 7, when a local library banned her from using a jam tart as a bookmark. After graduating in English from Somerville College, Oxford, she joined a firm of antiquarian booksellers specializing in travel and exploration. She left bookselling to pursue a writing career and in 1990 her first book, Wayward Women, was published. She is now established as one of history's most intrepid women travellers - in an armchair. Her other books include Parrot Pie for Breakfast: an anthology of woman pioneers, and Angels of Albion, a collection of writings from women during the Indian mutiny. She lives in Oxford with her husband and two sons.
Review from previous edition 'this volume is fun to dip into ... recommended for travel collections for its breadth of coverage' Caroline Mitchell, Library Journal