A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
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Christmas Cake in Four Quarters (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Lady Mary Anna Barker
Book DescriptionLady Mary Anne Barker, later Lady Mary Anne Broome (1831-1911), was born in Jamaica and educated in England. In 1865 she sailed for New Zealand with her second husband, Frederick Napier Broome. Both Mary Anne and her husband then became journalists. Still calling herself "Lady Barker," Mary Anne Broome became a correspondent for The Times, and also published two books of verse, Poems from New Zealand (1868) and The Stranger from Seriphos (1869). In 1870, she published her first book Station Life in New Zealand, a collection of her letters home. The book was reasonably successful, going through several editions and being translated into French and German. Other works include: A Chistmas Cake in Four Quarters (1871), a sequel to Station Life entitled Station Amusements in New Zealand (1873), First Lessons in the Principles of Cooking (1874), A Year's Housekeeping in South Africa (1880) and Letters to Guy (1885).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781409915669
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lady Mary Anna Barker
Station Amusements in New Zealand (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (June 2006)
A sequel to Station Life in New Zealand, first published in 1873.
Station Life in New Zealand (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (June 2006)» View all books by Lady Mary Anna Barker
First published in 1870, this book was extremely popular, going through several editions and being translated into French and German. It tells of the expeditions, adventures, and emergencies in the daily life of the wife of a New Zealand sheep-farmer.
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