Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)
  • Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)
  • Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)
  • Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)
  • Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)
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Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire (Paperback)

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Published: 02/11/2006
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In Britannia's Daughters, bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope examines the contribution of women in building and sustaining the British Empire. She draws on a vast range of sources, including diaries and letters home. She provides a panoramic picture of the countless women who departed Britain for India, Australia, the Far East, Canada and Africa - often in search of opportunities unavailable at home.

Here are penniless pioneers and governors' wives, missionaries and prostitutes, explorers and army nurses. They people this book as they peopled the Empire - their astonishing courage and endurance, their remarkable personal stories vividly and enthrallingly recaptured.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781845950187
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Entertaining, moving, consistently gripping... unputdownable - Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

Lively and well written... she has built up a convincing and moving picture of the role of women in creating the Empire, and in keeping the show on the road - Mary Warnock, Sunday Telegraph

Trollope uses superb sepia photographs to summon up the great Victorian heroines... who sought in the colonies, and sometimes found, adventure, butterflies, Christian souls or husbands - Linda Colley, Sunday Times

Illustrates contemporary Victorian attitudes to women vividly... and reminds us of how restricted daily life was for a Victorian lady at home and how squalid and hopeless for the poor... A conscientious and broad-ranging survey - Alannah Hopkins, Irish Times

Handsomely illustrated... entertaining... Highly recommended - Literary Review

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