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A nice quiet tourist : letters from a journey to Afghanistan, 1966 / Verity Fitzhardinge ; transcribed and lightly edited by Geoffrey Fitzhardinge
Bib ID 7505109
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Hewitt, Hope Verity, 1908-1986
 
Description North Melbourne, VIC : Australian Scholarly Publishing Ltd, 2017 
©2017 
xx, 190, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781925588538 (paperback)
Summary

"Afghanistan in 1966 was a stable, independent and developing country. The letters published here record an extraordinary journey through that country by an unlikely traveller, a middle-aged woman from Canberra who was engaged in research on nineteenth century British–Russian–Afghan history. On a six-month field trip, Verity Fitzhardinge spent some time working in Indian and Russian libraries, but as the major part of the trip she spent several months in Afghanistan, during which she travelled widely and adventurously through the country. Written to her husband in a lively and conversational style, the letters are full of incident and of description. They give a fascinating picture of a part of the world which is now much changed. They also provide an unpretentious self-portrait of a remarkable woman, independent and fearless but at the same time a warm and open-minded human being."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Hewitt, Hope Verity, 1908-1986 -- Travel -- Afghanistan.  |  Hewitt, Hope Verity, 1908-1986 -- Correspondence.  |  Australians -- Afghanistan -- Correspondence.  |  Women travelers -- Afghanistan -- Correspondence.  |  Afghanistan -- Description and travel.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Fitzhardinge, Geoffrey, transcriber, editor

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