Through Connemara in a Governess Cart

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Through Connemara in a Governess Cart
  • Edith Anna Oenone Somerville
  • 13 October 2019
  • 9781853811869

8 thoughts on “Through Connemara in a Governess Cart

  1. Jane says:

    When work, life, and other things conspire to keep me at home, surrounded by visitors, at the height of the season there is only one thing to do I turn to my bookshelves and I look for a Virago Traveller, knowing that those books can take me on wonderful journeys in the best of company.There were many wonderful possibilities I really should turn to those particular shelves often but the names of Somerville and Ross caught my eye and I knew I had to go with them.I had thoroughly enjoyed my last journey with those Anglo Irish Victorian lady writers, to the vine country in the south of France, and a trip to their native land was a lovely prospect.Our journey began in London My second cousin and I came to London for ten days in the middle of last June, and we stayed there for three weeks, waiting for a fine day We were Irish, and all the English with whom we had hitherto come in contact had impressed upon us that we should never know what fine weather was till we came to England Perhaps we came at a bad moment, when the weather, like the shops, was having its cheap sales Things came to a climax one day when we had sat for three quarters of an hour in a Hungarian bread shop in Regent Street, waiting for the rain to clear off enough to let us get down to the New Gallery As the fifth party of moist ladies came in and propped their dripping umbrellas against the wall behind us, and remarked that they had never seen such rain, our resolution first began to take ...

  2. Louise Culmer says:

    Edith Somerville and Martin Ross s lively account of their journey through Conemara in the late 19th century The book contains many vivid descriptions of the places they vist and the people they encounter, and there are some very humorous incidents Somerville and Ross were well educated, upper class ladies, and their descriptions of the lower class characters they encounter are perhaps a touch condescending now and again, but at that date this is probably to be expected,...

  3. Jean says:

    After just visiting the Connemara area, I could picture where these two ladies went adventuring The writing is through two proper English women s eyes, full of tongue in cheek phrases that left me chuckling at several points Enjoyable read.

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