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No Particular Hurry: British Travellers in Finland 1830–1917

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Selected passages from the accounts of nearly thirty travellers, together with Lurcock’s informed and entertaining commentary, chart the varied responses of British writers to the making of modern Finland up to 1917, the year of independence.The book includes a section on the Russian War of 1854–5, which brought the British fleet into the Baltic. Among those whose impressions are recorded here are Bartholomew James Sulivan, who was later to serve as Lieutenant on the Beagle and became a close friend of Charles Darwin, and Arthur J. Evans, who later found fame as the excavator of Knossos.‘Tony Lurock’s rich, enlightening book’ – Paul Binding, Times Literary Supplement

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