Cossack Fury; The experiences of a Woman Soldier with the White Russians. GARDO. Lul.
Cossack Fury; The experiences of a Woman Soldier with the White Russians

Cossack Fury; The experiences of a Woman Soldier with the White Russians

London: Hutchinson and Co, 1938. Hardcover : pp. [4] 256 [8 pages of advertisements] : 8 pages of photo illustrations including frontispiece : Red cloth boards : White lettering to spine : Red dust jacket with b&w photo of author : Publisher's advertisement to back : Robertson and Mullen bookseller sticker to the spine of the jacket.

All edges foxed : Water stain and damage to foot of boards and spine : Chipping to edges of dust jacket. Good / fair. Item #1899

Madame Lul Gardo, the daughter of a gypsy mother and half-aristocrat father certainly led a remarkable life. On her arrival in Brisbane in October 1935 for a series of concerts, The Courier Mail wrote,
''Few women have had such an adventurous career as Madame Lul Gardo, a Russian dramatic soprano, who arrived in Brisbane by the Ormonde yesterday, for not only has she appeared in many lands and many strange costumes as a concert singer but, booted and spurred, she has served in a Don Cossack regiment, and fought like a modern day Joan of Arc against the Bolshevik hordes in the Russian Revolution. She was one of six women in the regiment and was wounded five times...it is about her art that Madame Gardo prefers to speak rather than her adventures as a soldier...'' Gardo described herself as an "ethnographic singer" and at the time of her trip to Brisbane claimed to have collected about 1200 songs in 40 different dialects and languages.

Price: $120.00

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