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
“... sortie, by the Tsar at least, to be a woman, although she insisted she was unknown to others, and Isabelle Eberhardt, another Russian from Geneva, who dressed in male (and sometimes female) Arab clothes and involved herself in the politics and religion of North Africa. Durova was steeped in Gothic and sentimental literature, seeing herself in Mrs ...”