A Woman’s Travels with Tongue in Cheek


New audiobook available on iTunes, Audible and Amazon

Pippa Rathborne narrates Margaret Eleanor Leigh‘s recent picaresque adventures across three continents in search of personal Utopia which turns out to be….


marathonMarathon by Carl Rottmann. Encaustic on stone, 1848. Neue Pinakothek, Munich. Image: WGA

The isles of Greece, the Isles of Greece!
Where burning Sappho loved and sung,
Where grew the arts of war and peace,
Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!

(from “The Isles of Greece” by Byron)

MethonicastleBurtziBurtzi and the Castle of Methoni, Messinia, Greece by Flyax (Creative Commons 3.0 Licence) via Wikimedia Commons

THE WRONG SHADE OF YELLOW is available as an audiobook on iTunes, Audible and Amazon.wsy

If you would like a complimentary review copy, please leave a message in the comments section.

Margaret Eleanor Leigh follows the tradition of intrepid solo female travellers and recounts her misadventures with wry humour and relentless self-examination.


Nellie Bly, journalist, industrialist and inventor, on the eve of her journey around the world, 1889.
Image: Wikipedia

10 comments on “A Woman’s Travels with Tongue in Cheek

  1. […] Eleanor Leigh’s blog. Ms Leigh is the author of several novels and the humorous travel memoir The Wrong Shade of Yellow, all available on […]


  2. PJR says:

    Silver Screenings, it’s YOU who are fabulous because you are so receptive, imaginative and generous – the kind of audience that actors and writers want to bow to.Thank you. I will forward your comment about how much you are enjoying the book (so far!) to the author.


  3. I couldn’t wait for our road trip to start listening to this, and have delved into the book early. I’m on Chapter 3 and it is SO GOOD. Your inflection sometimes has me in stitches. This is FA-BU-LOUS.

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  4. PJR says:

    What a wonderfully encouraging comment from Silver Screenings – thank you so much! If you do listen to the whole thing on your trip, I hope you enjoy it and that you definitely do NOT experience any of the heroine’s misadventures.


  5. I just listened to the sample and it sounds terrific! How on earth are you able to read amusing passages without bursting into laughter? But, I guess that’s what makes you a professional.

    I am unable to review, but am ordering a copy for our road trip in a few weeks. This sounds too good to pass up. Thanks for the link!

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  6. PJR says:

    You are too kind, Sarah – would the familiar sound of my voice for hours on end REALLY keep you company on a long journey across Europe? – as soon as the promo codes become available, I’ll send you one for your free copy.

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  7. I can’t wait to listen to it!

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  8. PJR says:

    You are always so kind and supportive of my travels in Audioland – thank you, Pete! XX


  9. beetleypete says:

    Nellie’s coat looks like it’s going to be a bit too much for sunny climes.

    Good luck with this, I am certain it will sound wonderful!
    As ever, Pete. xx

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