Some of these Victorian ladies got around! There was Hester Stanhope -- and here is Lady Duff Gordon. Her early years were set in a literary background, for her family knew everyone and went everywhere in literary circles. Family circumstances gave the daughter free rein to use her mind. A happy marriage was interrupted by ill health and her last years were spent in Africa, near Luxor, where she followed native ways and became a personality among the Arabs. Biography based on family records and the Egyptian part on her letters home. Interesting though limited in appeal.