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A Curious Friendship

A Curious Friendship

by Anna Thomasson

A Curious Friendship : The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing

The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of fifty-one, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a n...
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A Quest in the Middle East

A Quest in the Middle East

by Liora Lukitz

A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq

Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archaeologist, traveller and 'orientalist'. A remarkable woman in male-dominated Edwardi...
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A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

by Brenda Ashford

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

'They say you can never truly love a child that is not your own, but that goes against every instinct that runs through me. For ...
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Agent of Peace

Agent of Peace

by Jennifer Hobhouse Balme

Agent of Peace : Emily Hobhouse and her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War

In the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) Emily Hobhouse championed the cause of the women and children herded into camps by Kitchener's army...
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Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin...As a kitchen maid - the lowest of the low - s...
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Bess Of Hardwick : P

Bess Of Hardwick : P

by David N. Durant

Bess Of Hardwick : Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast

This is a fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman that will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the sixteenth century and in Tudor history.

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Edith Cavell : Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

Edith Cavell : Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

by DIana Souhami

Edith Cavell :Nurse Martyr Heroine

Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape ov...
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Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women

by Elizabeth Crawford

Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women tells the story of a group of women around the Garrett family, who in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth changed the position of women in...
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First Lady

First Lady

by Sonia Purnell

First Lady : The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

'My Beloved, I send this token, but how little can it express my gratitude to you for making my life and any work I have done possible, and for giving me so much h...
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Florence Nightingale : The Woman & Her Legend

Florence Nightingale : The Woman & Her Legend

by Mark Bostridge

Florence Nightingale: The Woman & Her Legend

Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to...
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Great Women's Lives

Great Women's Lives


Great Women's Lives : A Celebration in Obituaries

This selection of Times obituaries from 1872 to 2014 revisits the lives of 125 women who have all, in their own way, played an important part in women's educational, pro...
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Hitler's Valkyrie

Hitler's Valkyrie

by David R.L, Litchfield

Hitler's Valkyrie : The uncensored biography of Unity Mitford

Emerging from modern history as a remarkable and much-loved family, the Mitfords have remained largely unrepentant concerning theirs and particularly Unity's...
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How To Be A Medieval Woman

How To Be A Medieval Woman

by Margery Kempe

How To Be A Medieval Woman

'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." ' Brave,...
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Lady Catherine And The Real Downton Abbey

Lady Catherine And The Real Downton Abbey

by Countess of Carnarvon

Lady Catherine And The Real Downton Abbey

Sometimes the facts are even more extraordinary than the fiction...This book tells the story of Lady Catherine, a beautiful American girl who became the chatelaine of Highclere ...
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Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

by Emma Smith

Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

In 1943 Emma Smith joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. She set out with two fr...
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Mistresses Of Cliveden

Mistresses Of Cliveden

by Natalie Livingstone

Mistresses Of Cliveden : Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue

A Sunday Times bestseller - Five women. One house. One extraordinary history.

From its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliv...
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My History

My History

by Antonia Fraser

My History : A Memoir of Growing Up

The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians. Antonia Fraser's magical memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and '40s, but its real...
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Nancy

Nancy

by Adrian Fort

Nancy: The Story of Nancy Astor

In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take a seat in parliament.



She was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she ...
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Nella Last's War

Nella Last's War

by Nella Last

Nella Last's War

In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and ...
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Patron Saint of Prostitutes

Patron Saint of Prostitutes

by Helen Mathers

Patron Saint of Prostitutes

The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute'...
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