Janet Todd, 8 December 1988
Show More The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Female Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars by Nadezhda Durova, translated by Mary Fleming Zirin.
Angel, 242 pp., £12.95, May 1988, 0 946162 35 2Show More
Isabelle: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt by Annette Kobak.
Chatto, 258 pp., £15, May 1988, 0 7011 2773 2Show More
Vagabond by Isabelle Eberhardt, translated by Annette Kobak.
Hogarth, 160 pp., £4.95, May 1988, 0 7012 0823 6Show More
“... Mary Fleming Zirin’s Introduction to Durova’s Journals and the biography of Eberhardt by Annette Kobak largely avoid answering them. The Durova Introduction contains little of the psychological speculation that would surely have been appropriate in dealing with a mature wife and mother who passed herself off as an adolescent boy – Durova ...”