BSB: Judith DuPont (Helen's African Journey: A 1934 Visit) Author Signing

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Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Judith DuPont for the book Helen's African Journey: A 1934 Visit.


helen's african journey book coverAbout the Book

In 1934, Helen Odell, thirty-two-years-old and single, defied her skeptical friends and the conventions of the day, and set off to visit an English acquaintance in Africa. She ended up meeting politicians and farmers, diplomats and artists, during a five-month adventure that took her as far away as the Cape of Good Hope.

Years later Helen's daughter discovered the trove of diaries, letters and photos detailing an extraordinary woman's solo travels. From life on three different ocean liners as well as in colonial Southern Rhodesia and South Africa, Judith G. duPont brings her mother's story to light in an engaging memoir.

About the Author

Author of Murder at Darling Hill "The Stonington Tragedy", published in 2007 by the Stonington Historical Society and sold at Bank Square Books and Savoy. This new book, Helen's African Journey, is a female solo travel memoir related using the author's mother's diaries, letters and photos, the true story of a single woman's five-month trip to Africa in 1934. The author has a BA degree from Sarah Lawrence College, a master's degree in history from Trinity College, and lives in Stonington.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781956019643
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Judith G DuPont - May 11th, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355