Some went to the southwest for their health and among them was Englishwoman Edith Nicholl. Settling in New Mexico, she took to ranching and leaves us this volume containing her opinions on everything from the weather to crops to the neighbors to politics to Americans themselves. Writing for an English audience, she assures us she is no longer a “tenderfoot” in the West but a seasoned veteran. Her observations are at times fascinating, snobbish, unenlightened (by our standards today), and hilarious

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