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I Felt Like an Adventure

A life of Mary Burkett

Ben Verinder

£17.50

Mary Burkett has led a wide and exciting life, travelling extensively in the Middle East and beyond. She is an author, adventurer, curator, historian and internationally acclaimed authority on felt.

Her story is one of Assassins’ castles and Eastern adventures, Henry VIII’s favourite and Charlemagne’s champion, summers in the South of France and winters in a haunted Cumbrian castle, the pilgrimage to Meshed and a long drive to Persia, of L S Lowry, Howard somerville, Alfred Wainwright, Patrick O’Brian, Freya Stark, Kurt Switters and Stalin’s daughter.

publisher:

The Memoir Club

pages:

112

Publication Date:

2008 November

format:

160mm x 240mm hardback

ISBN:

9781841041896

illustrations:

Black & white photographs