Maud and her friends visit the Turkish bath: 1

Coming down the steps

‘Expected a Turkish pasha to leap out
at any moment and entice us into his harem…’

‘Felt very strange and defenceless wrapped in towels'

< Maud: the diaries of Maud Berkeley; adapted by Flora Fraser. (London: Secker & Warburg, 1985) p.125

These delightful illustrations, and the diary entry for 30 March 1892 which describes her adventure, are particularly important as there are very few accounts of visits to Victorian Turkish baths by women writers.

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Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Pt 6: attitudes to privacy, nudity, & exercise

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