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Who'd av thought it ?

Post by Who2 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:26 pm

Live & learn, live & learn.
Reading a local mag came across this article.
http://www.theclerkenwellpost.com/news/ ... e-pioneers

So, as it's only two streets away tomorrow morning I will go and take a picture of said plaque & house.
Amelia Edwards, I wonder which pub she drank in ?.... 8)


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Re: Who'd av thought it ?

Post by newcastle » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:44 pm

Author(ess) of 'Up the Nile without a Paddle"....a superb read :lol:

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Re: Who'd av thought it ?

Post by Who2 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:14 am

Quite a modest abode although in a rather nice street.... 8)
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Bibliography
History and archaeology
Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891.
A Thousand Miles Up the Nile London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1877 (first edition) and 1890 (second edition, ISBN 0-98-192842-0)
The Story of Cervantes
Outlines of English history : from the Roman conquest to the present time : with observations on the progress of art, science, and civilization, and questions adapted to each paragraph : for the use of schools c.1857.

Novels
My Brother's Wife 1855.
The Young Marquis 1859.
Barbara's History 1864.
Debenham's Vow 1870.
The Days of My Youth 1873.
Lord Brackenbury 1880.
The Ladder of Life
Hand and Glove
Half a Million of Money
Miss Carew
Monsieur Maurice, and other stories 1876.
The phantom coach by Amelia B. Edwards ; adapted by I.M. Richardson, illustrated by Hal Ashmead. c.1982.

Poetry
Ballads. New York: Carleton.
A poetry-book of elder poets, consisting of songs & sonnets, odes & lyrics, selected and arranged, with notes, from the works of the elder English poets, dating from the beginning of the fourteenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. 1878.

Translations.
Manual of Egyptian archaeology and guide to the study of antiquities in Egypt : for the use of students and travellers by Sir G. Maspero. Translated by Amelia B. Edwards.

Note:
Edwards did more than anyone in the late nineteenth century to encourage interest in ancient Egypt. During a trip along the Nile in 1873, at the age of 42, she was so excited by doing a little amateur digging at Abu Simbel that she returned to England determined to devote the rest of her life to promoting Egyptology as a scientific discipline.
She read up on the subject and she taught herself hieroglyphics. In 1877 she published a lengthy account of her trip, A Thousand Miles up the Nile, which was readable, as well as scholarly, and beautifully illustrated with her own watercolours.
The book marked a turning point in women’s travel writing by concentrating on the traditionally masculine sphere of history and research and mostly ignoring female domestic life, which Amelia said she had very little opportunity to study.
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Re: Who'd av thought it ?

Post by newcastle » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:57 am

You might have mentioned she co-founded the Egyptian Exploration Society in 1882.

Still going strong with the telegenic Chris Naunton at the helm.

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