's earliest travelling companion, Armorel Meinertzhagen
, became her good friend. Forbes made personal contacts easily, and exacted help on the road from all sorts of highly unlikely individuals, one of them Benito Mussolini
's first book, Unconducted Wanderers, described her round-the-world travel and adventures with a female friend, Armorel Meinertzhagen
Mavrogordato, E. E. “Unconducted Wanderers”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 909, p. 335.
But her first major travels were two successive expeditions with a woman friend, Armorel Meinertzhagen
. Both were devoid of physical fear (though RF
was full of mental anxieties) and refused to acknowledge the meaning...