Welsh women sleep in trees in Corsica, escape Stalinist purges in Moscow and curse head-leaping queue jumpers in China. In Eritrea they concoct a cactus fruit cure for travel sickness and in Serbia they learn how to make a traffic policeman very happy.
From Southern Europe to South America, Russia to Australia, East Africa to China, all continents are represented in accounts of lives spent abroad in the past 150 years. It is a true celebration of the mix of cultural experience that makes the modern Welsh woman.
The collection is edited by writer Gwyneth Tyson Roberts, who worked in Iraq and Portugal for ten years and has visited more than thirty countries. Her publications include The Language of the Blue Books: the perfect instrument of empire.