By Pat Barr
Isabella chicken was once a girl of exceptional presents. In 1872, on the age of 40, this quite earnest daughter of a rustic parson deserted the rectory nest and commenced her pioneering trips to a couple of the main inhospitable corners of the area. Undismayed by means of soreness or risk she used to be to spend nearly thirty years vacationing - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - the place an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, particularly, a unlimited capability for being received her common welcome. Her debts of her reviews grew to become best-selling books and confirmed for Isabella poultry a name as one of many nice shuttle writers of her day.
'Miss Barr has her degree. She and omit chook are compatible. the fashion of either is clean, lively, visible, making a fascinating book.'
'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine strikes on the pace of a silent motion picture via landscapes lusher than any technicolour.'
Times Literary Supplement
'A infrequent book.'
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