Agnes Elsie Diana Herbert, nee Thorpe (1880 - 1960) was an English sportswoman, author and traveller. With her cousin, Cecily, she undertook three major hunting expeditions in Somaliland, Alaska and Caucasus.
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Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip by Agnes Herbert (1908) is the remarkable, amusing and often violent account of the author and her cousin Cecily on a hunting trip in Somaliland, where she herself is mauled by a lion and one of her native guides is killed by a rhino. She relates the difficulties a woman has on a trip from bathing to competition with male sportsmen. "My cousin is a wonderful shot, and I am by no means a duffer with a rifle. As to our courage - well, we could only trust we had sufficient to carry us on through." Free eBook
Casuals In The Caucasus: The Diary Of A Sporting Holiday by Agnes Herbert (1912) is an account of Agnes Herbert's hunt in the Caucasus with her cousin Cecily. Free eBook
The Elephant by Agnes Herbert (1908) is a novel on the life of an African elephant.
The Life Story Of A Squirrel by Agnes Herbert (1923)
The Life Story Of A Lion by Agnes Herbert (1923)
Northumberland by Agnes Herbert (1923) is a celebration of Northumbria, beautifully illustrated by Heaton Cooper's delicate paintings.
A Girl's Adventures In Korea by Agnes Herbert (1927)