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It is fascinating to read about Isabella's experiences in Hawaii during this time period. She is extremely descriptive which makes the book interesting and helps the reader... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heather B.
This book turned out to be way more interesting than I thought it would be. Isabella Bird was an amazing woman. I'm very glad I read this book.Published 3 months ago by Charlotte Baldwin
Excellent narrative, slightly prejudiced but it was the late 1800's so she was reflecting popular thinking. Her detailed letters to her sister is how this book wss comprised. Read morePublished 6 months ago by cg
Very descriptive and entertaining with intelligent use of vocabulary...Amazing insight into Hawaii 150 years ago in letters written by an incredible woman of adventure!Published 9 months ago by mark albers
since i was on the big island...it was great being able to contrast then with now. Isabella got a volcano show that i did not but she has all my respect for her ride thru the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by sharon miller
Lucy Bird was an adventuress of the mid 19th century whose letters home to England delighted many a reader. They are just as delightful today. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by L Grace
I enjoyed her Rockies book and this was ok as well.
Mrs Bird was definitely an out of sight lady.
Her Tibet book is good too.
The story is too long and boring, because everything is repeated and repeated again. The British arrogance shines through, especially to the "unskilled" islanders, their... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Klaus D. Weinhold