Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travellers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century.
In describing the journey, Isabella provides a rich mix of observations and describes two occasions when she is almost killed by anti-foreign mobs.
It many ways, Isabella created the model for travel writing today, and this one of her greatest works.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 500 pages, 72 mono illustrations
- Publisher: SinoMedia Holdings (HK) Limited
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Classic travel writing
- ISBN: 9789881732620