Sunshine and Storm in the East: Or, Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople

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Anna, Lady Brassey (1839–1887) was an English travel writer and philanthropist best known for her vivid accounts of ocean journeys undertaken with her family. Her husband was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty who made many ocean voyages by steam yacht to test this new technology. Anna Brassey's description of these travels led to her becoming a best-selling author. In 1874 and 1878 the Brasseys sailed around the Mediterranean and as far as Constantinople in the Sunbeam. Her account of the voyages, with many ...

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Overview

Anna, Lady Brassey (1839–1887) was an English travel writer and philanthropist best known for her vivid accounts of ocean journeys undertaken with her family. Her husband was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty who made many ocean voyages by steam yacht to test this new technology. Anna Brassey's description of these travels led to her becoming a best-selling author. In 1874 and 1878 the Brasseys sailed around the Mediterranean and as far as Constantinople in the Sunbeam. Her account of the voyages, with many delightful illustrations, is vividly written in considerable detail. It mixes exotic descriptions of people and places with lively accounts of domestic life on board. Inconveniences are made light of, and she relishes new experiences and acquaintances, showing none of the condescension towards foreigners often exhibited by Victorian travellers.

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Preface; Part I. Constantinople, Ionian Islands (1874): 1. Our start - Ryde, Tangier, and Gibraltar; 2. Tetuan, Ceuta, and Sicily; 3. Athens, Greece, and the Archipelago; 4. Constantinople; 5. The Bosphorus and its palaces; 6. The Black Sea, Skutari, Broussa, harems; 7. Visits from Turkish ladies. Feast of Bairam. Walls and palaces of Constantinople; 8. The Sea of Marmora, Dardanelles, Smyrna, Ephesus, Chios, and Milo; 9. Zante, Ithaca, Cephalonia, Corfu, and Albania; 10. Paxos, Spartivento, Messina, and Naples; 11. Bastia, Nice, Paris, and home; Part II. Cyprus, Constantinople (1878): 1. Portsmouth, Brest, and Vigo; 2. Cadiz, Seville, and Gibraltar; 3. Oran and Cagliari; 4. Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Capri, Messina, and Cyprus; 5. Island of Cyprus - Port Papho, Limasol, Larnaka; 6. Nikosia, Mathiati, and Famagousta; 7. Kyrenia, Morfu, Kikko, and Karavastasia; 8. Rhodes, Besika Bay, the Dardanelles; 9. Artaki Bay, English fleet, and Constantinople; 10. Adrianople; 11. Constantinople again, Gallipoli, Syra, and Milo; 12. Milo to Malea and Malta; 13. From Malta to Marseilles; 14. Home once more; Appendix; Index.

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