Even the Rain is Different
Editor: Gwyneth Tyson Roberts
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"Travel broadens the mind, and reinforces prejudices; travel brings people of different nations closer, and shows them how far apart they are; travel changes some travellers forever, and leaves others obstinately the same..."(Gwyneth Tyson Roberts)
This compelling collection spans 150 years
of Welsh women's experiences living abroad. From Southern Europe to South America, Russia to Australia, East Africa to China, every continent is represented.
Welsh women sleep in trees in Corsica, escape Stalinist purges in Moscow and curse head-leaping queue jumpers in China. In Eritrea they concoct a cactus fruit cure for travel sickness and in Serbia they learn how to make a traffic policeman very happy.
Through their various experiences the writers ask themselves - Who is a Welsh woman, what is she? What is 'abroad' and how do you know you've got there? What is home?
A rich celebration of different cultural experiences, this is a highly readable anthology with an excellent introduction to each section by Gwyneth Tyson Roberts.
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"I am impressed both by the writing and by the compelling content...fascinating."
Deirdre Beddoe, Emeritus Professor of Women's History, University of Glamorgan
Foreward/Intro by: Gwyneth Tyson Roberts
Category: Autobiography Anthologies Travel Historical
First published by Honno in : March 2005
Contributors: Imogen Rhia Herrad, Hayley Long, Joanna Routledge, Betty Lane, Carmen Lange, Helen Wareing, Davena Hooson, Letitia Mary Davies, Carole Morgan Hopkin, Marianne Jones, E Ann Rutherford, Susan Richardson, Maureen Bell, Paula Brackston, Gwenllian Jones, Heather Jones, Rona Laycock, Freda Broadbank, Cynthia Harris, Gwyneth Tyson Roberts, Betsy Cadwaladyr, Jane Williams (Ysgafell), Elizabeth Prichard, Mary Millington, Elizabeth Harris, Paulette Pelosi, Stella Levey, Diana Griffiths,