Eat, Pray, Love and Other Adventurous Women

August 16, 2010

Whether or not Julia Roberts can endear herself as Elizabeth Gilbert in the film version of Eat, Pray, Love is for theater goers to decide. Of no doubt, is Gilbert’s ability to draw readers into her world with a resonating tale of adventurous travel. To celebrate the success of the book, we have a number of additional tales by courageous women we think you’ll enjoy.

Big World: a girl’s own adventure by Claire Brownsworth

Bombay Anna: the real story and remarkable adventures of the King And I governess by Susan Morgan

Down the Nile: alone in a fisherman’s skiff by Rosemary Mahoney

Gertrude Bell: queen of the desert, shaper of nations by Georgina Howell

Ladies On The Loose: women travelers of the 18th and 19th centuries edited by Leo Hamalian

Lady Hester: queen of the East by Lorna Gibb

The Lost Girls: three friends, four continents, and one unconventional detour around the world by Jennifer Baggett

Mrs Adam’s In Winter:  a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O’Brien

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: a woman in world history by Linda Colley

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Passionate Nomad: the life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Without Reservations: the travels of an independent woman by Alice Steinbach

The Woman Who Walked To Russia: a writer’s search for a lost legend by Cassandra Pybus

Women Of Discovery: a celebration of intrepid women who explored the world by Milbry Polk