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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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Odette

Odette

by Penny Starns

Odette : World War Two's Darling Spy

Odette Brailly entered the nation's consciousness in the 1950s when her remarkable - and romantic - exploits as a Special Operations Executive agent first came to light. She was the ...
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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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Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert

by Georgina Howell

Queen of the Desert : The extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege a...
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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

by Anita Anand

Sophia : Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Val...
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Take Courage: Anne Bronte And The Art of Life

Take Courage: Anne Bronte And The Art of Life

by Samantha Ellis

Take Courage : Anne Bronte And The Art Of Life

'I was wowed and moved' Tracy Chevalier

Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emi...
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Take Six Girls

Take Six Girls

by Laura Thompson

Take Six Girls : The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idoliz...
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That Hamilton Woman: Emma And Nelson

That Hamilton Woman: Emma And Nelson

by Barry Gough

That Hamilton Woman : Emma and Nelson

Emma Hamilton, much maligned by her contemporaries and later by historians and commentators, rose from the most humble beginnings to play a startling role in Britain's naval victory...
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The Baroness

The Baroness

by Hannah Rothschild

The Baroness : The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild


A Rothschild by birth and a Baroness by marriage, beautiful, spirited Pannonica - known as Nica - seemed to have it all: children, a handsome husband and a t...
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The Beauty of Her Age

The Beauty of Her Age

by Jenifer Roberts

The Beauty of Her Age : A Tale of Sex, Scandal and Money in Victorian England

Yolande Duvernay was born in poverty in Paris in 1812. Under the control of a formidable stage mother, she became a celebrated ballerina - th...
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The Century Girls

The Century Girls

by Tessa Dunlop

Century Girls

A celebration of the one-hundred years since British women got the vote, told, in their own voices, by six centenarians: Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - The Century Girls� 'It's a brilli...
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The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge

by Sally Berridge

The Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge : The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 18...
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The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

by Eve Petulengro

The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro's childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family...
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The Husband Hunters

The Husband Hunters

by Anne De Corcy

The Husband Hunters : Social Climbing in London and New York

Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privil...
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The Jane Austen Files

The Jane Austen Files


The Jane Austen Files : A Complete Anthology of Letters & Family Recollections

Jane Austen is one of England's greatest and best-loved novelists, whose works are still widely read and enjoyed nearly two hundred years af...
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The Life And Death Of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Life And Death Of Mary Wollstonecraft

by Claire Tomalin

The Life And Death of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin. It is the winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize. Witty, courageous and unc...
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The Lives Of Tudor Women

The Lives Of Tudor Women

by Elizabeth Norton

The Lives of Tudor Women

The turbulent Tudor age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it actually like to be a woman during this period? This was a time when death in infancy or during childbirth was rif...
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The Mistresses Of Cliveden

The 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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The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story

The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story

by Diana Alexander

The Other Mitford : Pamela's Story

Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is perhaps the least well known of the illustrious Mitford sisters, yet her story is just as captivating, and more revealing. Despite shunning the bright c...
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