Hannah Adcock

is a freelance writer and Cambridge University graduate. Her first book, Twentysomething: The Ultimate Survival Guide (Discover Press, 2004), was published when she was twenty-three.


“It had not occurred to me that I was violating rigid custom in appearing in a hat and gauze veil rather than a ‘chadar’ and face cloth, but the mistake was made unpleasantly apparent.” Isabella L. Bird and Louisa Jebb both travelled to the Middle East at the turn of the twentieth century. Hannah Adcock compares their journals.

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