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Janet Todd, 8 December 1988

The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Female Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars 
by Nadezhda Durova, translated by Mary FlemingZirin.
Angel, 242 pp., £12.95, May 1988, 0 946162 35 2
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Isabelle: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt 
by Annette Kobak.
Chatto, 258 pp., £15, May 1988, 0 7011 2773 2
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Vagabond 
by Isabelle Eberhardt, translated by Annette Kobak.
Hogarth, 160 pp., £4.95, May 1988, 0 7012 0823 6
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... the grave of a horse. In their journals, both women raise psychological and practical questions. Mary FlemingZirin’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 ...

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