Brook, Elaine (Isabel)

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BROOK, Elaine (Isabel)

BROOK, Elaine (Isabel). British, b. 1949. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Environmental sciences/Ecology, Mythology/Folklore, Natural history, Philosophy, Travel/Exploration. Career: Primary school teacher in London, England, 1974-77; commercial artist in Calgary, Canada, 1977-80; mountain guide and freelance photojournalist in the United Kingdom and Nepal, 1980-85; freelance writer, 1985-; Himalayan Travel (a trekking agency), Buxton, England, 1987-94. Also worked as a mountain guide for Fantasy Ridge Alpinism in Colorado. Sponsored trek to Mt. Everest base camp with Julie Donnelly to support Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Appeared in television film with Donnelly about communication between the sighted and the blind. Publications: The Wind Horse, 1986; Land of the Snow Lion, 1987; In Search of Shambhala, 1996. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Jonathan Cape, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 3EL, England. Online address: [email protected]