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Adventure, journalist and possible spy 20th century explorer Violet Cressy Marcks, visited every country in the world.

Generally she chose to travel alone, although sometimes she took her husband along as a 'passenger'. In principle she believed that adventurous travel was 'no place for a man'.

“A snake crawling over one at night is not a pleasant proposition. The wretched thing had bitten me below the knee...” having lanced the wound I “decided on coffee, a walk and sleep, and if I was going to die I was at peace with the world so there was nothing to worry about.”
-Violet Cressy-Marcks


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This design features a map of China and Japan alongside Chinese Chrysanthemums, which mean 'cheerfulness under adversity' in the language of flowers. Hand made in Britain.
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  • Two interior pockets: one printed patch pocket and one zipped pocket with antique copper zip
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  • Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap
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