An Unreasonable Woman: From Victorian England to the Slopes of Isandlwana, a Searing Epic of Love, Heroism and Glorious Adventure

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Subtitle: From Victorian England to the Slopes of Isandlwana, a Searing Epic of Love, Heroism and Glorious Adventure                                                                      Author: Ivy May Stuart
Publisher: LEDA Publishers (2014)
ISBN-10: 1928211593
ISBN-13: 9781928211594
Condition: Very good, minor edgewear to the covers. Internally clean and bright contents, tight binding, a very good copy
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 311
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.6 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg
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From Victorian England to the battlefields of South Africa, this is the story of one woman's search for freedom. In a time of rampant imperialism, feisty Judith Armstrong is determined to fight for the rights of impoverished women in a masculine world - that is until a demonstration deteriorates into a riot, bringing her into conflict with Ralph Gilchrist, a well-born officer in Her Majesty's Dragoon Guards. Judith's spirited approach to Women's Rights and freedom inevitably clashes with Ralph's decidedly conservative and typically Victorian views. Sparks fly, but despite their mutual attraction, scandal forces her to leave Britain for a mission station in the British colony of Natal.

Britain is struggling to maintain its empire in the face of the demands of a growing democracy at home and the rising powers of Germany, America and Russia abroad. These tensions are set to play out in southern Africa, where diamonds have been discovered and it has suddenly become that much more important to cement the Empire's hold on the territory. In the fledgling colony of Natal, a power struggle between the British and the Zulu Kingdom grows, and it is here that Judith and Ralph are destined to meet again - but this time on the blood-soaked battlefields of Zululand at the fateful Battle of Isandlwana.


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