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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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Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

by Pamela Cox

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Publishing for the first time in paperback, this major study of the history of British 'bad girls' uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal text...
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Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

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

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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Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

by Pam Rhodes

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

A fascinating slice of 1950s life Pamela Rhodes, tells her story of life as a policewoman in Bobby on the Beat. When Pam joined in the 1950s the force's female r...
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Debutantes

Debutantes

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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District Nurse

District Nurse

by Susan Cohen

District Nurse

For 150 years, district nurses have been taking care of the sick in their own homes, providing health care, moral support, and wise advice to people of all ages and classes, in rural areas, towns and citi...
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Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History fo Young Women

Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History fo Young Women

by Carol Dyhouse

Girl Trouble : Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

The history of young women is a history of trouble. Arguments about whether girls have been the victims or the beneficiaries of social change have raged th...
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History's Midwives

History's Midwives

by Joan Grundy

History's Midwives

The first part of the book begins with the story of how childbirth was conducted in the 17th and 18th centuries at a time of political and religious upheaval in England. Part two is based on the Midw...
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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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Sisters Of The East End

Sisters Of The East End

by Helen Batten

Sisters Of The East End: The Real Stories of the Sisters who Inspired " Call The Midwife"

'A second's silence and then an almighty scream. It was the most moving thing I had ever seen . A baby, a real live baby, another...
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Striking A Light : Bryant And May Matchwomen and their Place in History

Striking A Light : Bryant And May Matchwomen and their Place in History

by Louise Raw

Striking A Light : Bryant & May Matchwomen And Their Place in History

This is the story of one of the most important strikes in labour history revealing the significance and truth of what actually happened. In July 1888...
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Sugar Girls : Tales of Hardship ,Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyles East End..

Sugar Girls : Tales of Hardship ,Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyles East End..

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

Sugar Girls : Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyles East End

'On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle's refinery on the shining curve of the Thames...
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Sweethearts : Tales of Love, Laughter and Hardship from Yorkshire's Rowntree Girls

Sweethearts : Tales of Love, Laughter and Hardship from Yorkshire's Rowntree Girls

by Lynn Russell & Neil Hanson

Sweethearts : Tales of Love, Laughter and Hardship from Yorkshire Rowntree Girls

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire "On a warm Monday m...
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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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Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

by Kate Chisholm

Wits & Wives : Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

Dr Johnson is often thought of as a strident, overbearing conversationalist, a man who famously asserted that 'Women have all the liberty they should wish to have'. But ...
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Women's Institute

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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Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

by Jennifer Newby

Women's Lives : Researching Women's Social History 1800-1939

Women’s lives have traditionally gone unrecorded in history. But housewives, factory girls and servants all had their own distinctive voices, and, if you kn...
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