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Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire
     

Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire

by Joanna Trollope
 

In Britannia’s Daughters, best-selling 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

Overview

In Britannia’s Daughters, best-selling 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 are vividly and enthrallingly recaptured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845950187
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
272

Meet the Author

Joanna Trollope is the author of a number of historical and contemporary novels including The Choir, A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector’s Wife, The Men and the Girls and A Spanish Lover.

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