Book Review / The Life and Adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, Commonly Call'd Mother Ross; etc...


It’s fair to say [to me anyhow, I'm not your word police] Kit is one of the most fun and brassy women in non-fiction. Her story is far from clean, and the anecdotes of her life are by far the best parts of the book. I say that because there is a lot of detail of the battle arenas and the politics going on, and so if you aren’t much into warfare these might require skipping. But don’t skip too speedily, as some of the best bits, like the officer taking a particular fancy to a mare, come in between the fights as asides.


By the way, the full title is "The Life and Adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, Commonly Call'd Mother Ross; Who, in Several Campaigns ... in the Quality of a Foot-Soldier and Dragoon, Gave Many Signal Proofs of an Unparallell'd Courage ... Taken from Her Own Mouth ... "


So there.