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Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single woman in her early forties when she made her treck through the Rocky Mountains. A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains details this fascinating account of her travels through a series of letters written to her sister, Henrietta. These letters are filled with beautiful, vivid descriptions of the scenery, the people she encountered, the way of life, and a mountain man named Jim Nugent, that was as rough as they come, but a complete gentleman with Ms. Bird. She has the distinction of being the first woman to become a member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1892.
Listening to the book for the 4th time. Captivating
I'm glad I stumbled onto this book as it was very satisfying in my quest for books of this era. The only thing that would have made this perfect was if the reader would have been English as the author was but this reader otherwise was top drawer, I listened non-stop, thank you so much!
Very descriptive and lively narrative! The characters and geography of the land are brought to life, and the listener is transported back in time and brought along on an exhilarating journey. The narrator of this audiobook is wonderful!