From Cornwall to Ladakh: travels of a Victorian lady, with Jean Burnett

Maria Caroline Bolitho came from a distinguished Cornish family near Penzance. An intrepid traveller, she was one of the first women to be admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Her secret diaries describe a journey from Kashmir to Ladakh in 1896, across the Himalayan passes and have

From Cornwall to Ladakh: travels of a Victorian lady, with Jean Burnett

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Venue: Acorn Theatre

Maria Caroline Bolitho came from a distinguished Cornish family near Penzance. An intrepid traveller, she was one of the first women to be admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Her secret diaries describe a journey from Kashmir to Ladakh in 1896, across the Himalayan passes and have now been discovered and published as A Victorian Lady in the Himalayas.

Jean Burnett at Penzance Litfest 2017

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