Born in Paris in 1893, the wandering life of Freya Stark's childhood left her 'precocious and pretty tough'.
Self-disciplined, courageous yet flamboyant and unorthodox, she became a great explorer, a travel writer, geographer, historian and archaeologist.
Freya Stark remained fearlessly independent throughout her life.
Despite her high regard for tradition and Empire, as an explorer, she was unconventional- always travelling alone, without money or support. Travel remained her greatest love and her solace throughout constant struggles with ill health, failed marriage and loneliness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 204 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 21/08/2014
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780749016043