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When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his.

Ella Maillart

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Her early books were written in French but later Ella Maillart began to write in English. Publications concerning Ella Maillart
News from Tartary by Peter Fleming 1936
Mount Ida by Monk Gibbon 1948
A Forgotten Journey by Peter Fleming 1952

Prix Schiller Switzerland (1953)
Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs London (1955)
Prix quadriennal de la Ville de Genève (1987)
Prix littéraire Alexandra David-Neel (1989)
Grand Prix du Livre maritime Festival de Concarneau (1991)
Prix et Médaille Léon Dewez de la Société de Géographie de Paris (1994). Life
Ella Maillart had been captain of the Swiss Women's land hockey team and was an international skier.

Maillart; February 20 1903 Geneva – March 27 1997 Chandolin) was a French-speaking Swiss adventurer travel writer and photographer as well as a sportswoman.

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