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For fashionable Victorian travellers, the only way was Norway

In The Lure of the North, three 19th-century travellers vividly recall their adventures sailing, camping and birdwatching in the wilds of the fjords

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

4 June 2016

9:00 AM

The Lure of the North William Dawson Hooker, Emmeline Lowe and Edward Stanford Jr

Pushkin Press/The London Library, pp.95, £4.99, ISBN: 9781782272489

‘The only use of a gentleman in travelling,’ Emmeline Lowe wrote in 1857, ‘is to take care of the luggage.’ My sentiments entirely. The extract from Unprotected Females in Norway reprinted in this book recounts Lowe’s travels with her mother round the Dovrefjeld in the centre of the long country.

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