Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach was beautiful and talented. She lived life to the full – but she died tragically young at the age of 34.
At once fragile – she suffered drug addiction – and courageous, she travelled to remote Afghanistan in the 1930s, Annemarie fascinated both men and women.
Travel appealed to Annemarie’s restless nature and in ten years she produced more than 300 articles and 5,000 photographs from her journeys across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Africa.
Annemarie first wanted to be a general, then a pianist and a dancer. In the end she studied history at Zurich University, gaining a doctorate. She published her first novel at the age of 23, to great acclaim.