Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Mary Seacole, Sara Salih

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 25-06-2020

£10.99

The first autobiography written by a British black woman.

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Description

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is a wonderfully entertaining autobiography by Mary Seacole – nurse, entrepreneur and intrepid traveller. Soon to be a major motion picture starring GuGu Mbatha-Raw.Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.Mary Seacole left her native Jamaica to travel through the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Central America and to England. Keen to offer her services to English troops in the Crimea War, she was at first refused official support. Undaunted she went anyway and set up her famous hotel catering for British soldiers. She supplied food, drink and welcome respite from the front line. She also tended to wounded soldiers and dispensed medicine in the teeth of battle. Despite her invaluable contribution, she returned to England penniless and in ill health. Thankfully her astonishing achievements were acknowledged and she became the toast of London society.

Additional information

Weight 0.148 kg
Dimensions 18 × 101 × 156 mm
Page Count 208