Isabella Bird was a nineteenth century English explorer,writer,and natural historian whose extensive travels and writings earned her the first female membership of the Royal Geographical Society.In 1879 she visited Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong, writing 23 letters home to her sister Hennie in Scotland, and naming the collection The Golden Chersonese, the ancient Greek name for the Malay Peninsula.
The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thitherby Isabella Bird
The Golden Chersonese is an evocative account, first published in 1883, of the author's final visit to the East. The book is a collection of 23 letters, written to her sister Henny in Scotland, in which she gives detailed descriptions of her travels and adventures in Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong. The book includes fascinating accounts of many aspects of the region, including the people, culture,landscapes, and wildlife
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