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Mrs P's Journey: The Remarkable Story Of The Woman Who Created The A-z Map By Sarah Hartley

Mrs P's Journey: The Remarkable Story Of The Woman Who Created The A-z Map
by Sarah Hartley

Disproving the theory that women can't read maps, this is the fascinating story of Phyllis Pearsall, the eccentric British artist who single-handedly mapped London's A-Z and created a publishing phenomenon.
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MRS P'S JOURNEY is the enchanting story of Phyllis Pearsall. Born Phyllis Isobella Gross, her lifelong nickname was PIG. The artist daughter of a flamboyant Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and an Irish Italian mother, her bizarre and often traumatic childhood did not restrain her from becoming one of Britain's most intriguing entrepreneurs and self-made millionaires. After an unsatisfactory marriage, Phyllis, a thirty-year-old divorcee, had to support herself and so became a portrait painter. It is doing this job and trying to find her patron's houses that Phyllis became increasingly frustrated at the lack of proper maps of London. Instead of just cursing the fact as many fellow Londoners probably did, Phyllis decided to do something about it. Without hesitation she covered London's 23,000 streets on foot during the course of one year, often leaving her Horseferry Road bedsit at dawn to do so. To publish the map, and in light of its enormous success, she sets up her own company, The Geographer's Trust, which still publishes the London A-Z and that of every major British city. MRS P'S JOURNEY is the account of a strong, independent woman who has left behind an enduring legacy.

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Sku
GOR001213748
Title
Mrs P's Journey: The Remarkable Story Of The Woman Who Created The A-z Map
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0743408764
ISBN 13
9780743408769
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N/A
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