Book Blogs: Lady Mary’s Turkish Embassy Letters

Image of Lady Mary’s Letters

Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M–y W—y M—-e

We have a real book blog treat for you this Monday morning. A well-researched, stylish blog about the incomparable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (also know as “Lady President”) and her Turkish Embassy Letters.

This is the eight in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term. For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog or wiki.

Fatima Hamado has done a beautiful job with her book blog, providing biographical background on Lady Mary and thoughtfully discussing the Turkish Embassy Letters and their place within the social and cultural contexts surrounding them, as well as taking a close look at RBSC’s particular copy.

I hope you enjoy this terrific read!

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