Two feminine adventures from the age of VictoriaMrs Francis Duberly, or 'Fanny' as she was widely known, would have been a remarkable woman in any age; as the wife of a serving soldier in the Victorian era she was doubly so. This was a strong minded, resolute woman whose thoughts, opinions and values were her own. She was fiercely independent, courageous and adventurous in an age when many women of her class preferred or accepted the 'genteel' life. This would never do for Fanny Duberly. She craved a life of variety and action and found it in the company of her husband on campaign. She left us two unprecedented accounts of her experiences of warfare in the mid-nineteenth century-both of which appear in this special and superb value Leonaur edition. From the gruelling battlefields of the Crimea which were enough to satisfy anyone's lust for military experience, Fanny then travelled to India where the great Indian Mutiny had broken out and the British Army were called upon to suppress the rebellious Bengal Native Army in a war to the knife. Fanny always rose to the occasion-this is a riveting, highly recommended, double read.
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