Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
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Best remembered for her nursing activities in the Crimean War, Mary Seacole was also a traveller, businesswoman, doctor and gold prospector. Her autobiography, first published in 1857, gives a rare insight into the Victorian world from the perspective of a black British woman born into slavery in Jamaica. Reissued with a new introduction and notes, this is a lively and readable account of a varied, adventurous life untrammelled by the social restrictions of the day.