O My America! We talk to explorer Sara Wheeler about her celebration of six 19th-century lady travellers who courageously left Britain in order to seek new lives in America.
Extreme traveler Sarah Wheeler turns to a more prosaic journey by crossing the United States of America in the footsteps of six British women of the last century. During a turbulent time in her own life, she finds her way, as did the extraordinary women, in the New World. One of the women, Fanny Trollope (mother of Anthony) found American manners ghastly: they treated everyone equally – GAH!
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