Even the Rain is Different

Women writing on the highs and lows of living abroad

Edited by Gwyneth Tyson Roberts

'I am impressed both by the writing and by the compelling content ... fascinating.' Deirdre Beddoe, Emeritus Professor of Women's History, University of Glamorgan

Anthology, Autobiography & Memoir, Non-Fiction, Travel



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.

ISBN: 978170206630
Language: English
Categories: Anthology, Autobiography & Memoir, Non-Fiction, Travel
First Published by Honno: 30th March 2005

Contributors: Betsy Cadwaladyr, Betty Lane, Carmen Lange, Carole Morgan Hopkin, Cynthia Harris, Daveena Hoosan, Diana Griffiths, E Ann Rutherford, Elizabeth Harris, Elizabeth Prichard, Freda Broadbank, Gwenllian Jones, Gwyneth Tyson Roberts, Hayley Long, Heather Jones, Helen Wareing, Imogen Rhia Herrad, Jane Williams (Ysgafell), Joanna Routledge, Letitia Mary Davies, Marianne Jones, Mary Millington, Maureen Bell, Paula Brackston, Paulette Pelosi, Rona Laycock, Stella Levey, Susan Richardson

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