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A Force To Be Reckoned  With : A History of the Women's Institute

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute

by Jane Robinson

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute

Everyone knows three things about the Women's Institute: that they spent the war making jam; the sensational Calendar Girls were WI; and, more recently, ...
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A History of Women in 100 Objects

A History of Women in 100 Objects

by Maggie Andrews

A History of Women in 100 Objects

The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolise the journey of women from second-class ci...
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Bad Girls

Bad Girls

by Caitlin Davies

Bad Girls

Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women. Those who defied expectations about feminine behaviour have long been considered dangerous and unnatural, and ever since the Victorian era they hav...
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Bluestockings

Bluestockings

by Jane Robinson

Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 gra...
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Debutantes And The London Season

Debutantes And The London Season

by Lucinda Gosling

Debutantes and the London Season

Until the middle of the last century, London's social calendar was dominated by 'the Season', a round of social events and parties during which the daughters of the upper classes made th...
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Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

by Maria Nicolaou

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold : Ending an English Marriage 1500-1847

A fresh perspective on the seamy side of history. Maria Nicolaou has done considerable research into the largely unexplored area of divorce and marital sep...
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Fashion on The Ration

Fashion on The Ration

by Julie Summers

Fashion On The Ration

In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she cont...
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Fashion Women in World War One

Fashion Women in World War One


Fashion : Women in World War I

World War One had catastrophic impact on the lives of millions, both on the battlefield and on the Home Front too. It was also a time of tremendous social upheaval, bringing new opportunit...
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Making Working Women's Costume

Making Working Women's Costume

by E Friendship

Making Working Women's Costume : Patterns for Clothes from the Mid-15th to Mid-20th Centuries

Making Working Women's Costume gives a unique account of the clothes of ordinary women from the mid-fifteenth century to the ...
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Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

by Virginia Nicholson

Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in War & Peace 1939-1949

In the 1930s most women still expected to become wives and mothers. The war years took the inferiority myth and destroyed it, catapulting servants and mistresses...
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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

by Kate Summersdale

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

When the married Isabella Robinson was introduced to the dashing Edward Lane at a party in 1850, she was utterly enchanted. He was 'fascinating', she told ...
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Remember Then

Remember Then

by Janet Few

Remember Then : Women's Memories of 1946 - 1969 and How to Write Your Own

This book is the result of letting 80 women spend a year and a half recording their memories of life in Britain during the pivotal period 1946-19...
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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

by Diane Atkinson

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

Caroline Norton, born in 1808, was a society beauty, poet and pamphleteer. Her good looks and wit attracted many male admirers, first her husband, the Honourable George Norton, an...
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The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives In Georgian England

The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives In Georgian England

by Amanda Vickery

Gentleman's Daughter : Women's Lives in Georgian England

Amanda Vickery's new book is largely based on several rich collections of women's letters and diaries, most notably those of Elizabeth Parker Shackleton, whose fa...
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The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

by Lady Greville

Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

"One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular ...
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The Women's Institute

The Women's Institute

by Susan Cohen

Women's Institute

When the first Women’s Institute was formed in Llanfair, Wales in October 1915, no one could have foreseen how this small-scale experiment would grow to become, by the early twenty-first century, an ...
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Wearing The Trousers

Wearing The Trousers

by Don Chapman

Wearing the Trousers : Fashion, Freedom and the Rise of the Modern Woman

In the 1850s a craze swept through the wardrobes of the women of British and American society. These 'bloomers', wearing their new loose-fitting '...
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What Regency Women Did For Us

What Regency Women Did For Us

by Rachel Knowles

What Regency Women Did for Us

Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they received little education and had very few rights. This b...
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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

by Mary Beard

Women & Power : A Manifesto

Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken se...
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Women in Medieval England

Women in Medieval England

by Lynda Teford

Women in Medieval England

This fascinating book explores the status of women in medieval England, both before and after the Norman Conquest. The author starts by contrasting the differences in status between Anglo/Danis...
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