Title ON SLEDGE AND HORSEBACK TO OUTCAST SIBERIAN LEPERS
Binding Card Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Phoenix Press, London 2001
1842123971 / 9781842123973
Illustrator Introduction By Eric Newby
Seller ID 2012301
An extraordinary and very readable story of a formidable Victorian lade why was so moved by the plight of lepers that she undertook a marathon journey from 1890 to 1892 to leper colonies in Siberia. Having served as a nurse in Bulgaria during 1878 tending the casualties of the Russian-Turkish War, Kate Marsden saw at first-hand the horrors of leprosy and determined to plan a journey to the leper colonies of Yakutsk, 2000 miles across the wastes of Siberia.