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Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople

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1880

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Special Collections D972 B82 1880

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London: Longmans, Green, and Co.

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‘It had always been a dream of my youth to visit Constantinople, the city of gilded palaces and mosques, of harems and romance.’ So wrote Baroness (Lady) Anna Brassey (1839-1887), who finally got the opportunity in November 1878 to visit Cyprus, Constantinople, and Greece in her motor schooner Sunbeam. Illustrated throughout, the text in journal form is packed full of social comment; individuals met and described; places of interest (Temple of Theseus; Messina); and notes on local customs and traditions. Prior to this trip, in 1876 and 1877, Brassey and her husband circumnavigated the world, and her account, A Voyage in the Sunbeam (1878), was so successful that it made her famous. The cover design of this first edition is by the French artist, Gustave Doré.

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Mrs Brassey, “Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 26, 2020, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11269.

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