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.
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Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark (reissued by Allison & Busby) and Martha Gellhorn. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Dancing to the Precipice, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009. She lives in London.Review:
'A brilliant and compelling portrait of a tryuly extraordinary woman' The Good Book Guide
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140081089
Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140081089