Jenni Murray - A History of Britain in 21 Women (2nd Hand Paperback)
They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. They all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world.
Jenni Murray presents the history of Britain as you’ve never seen it before, through the lives of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change, and who still have the power to inspire us today.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
- Published : 2016 (This Edition - 2017 - One World)
- ISBN : 9781786071583
- SKU : B002131
- PPC : LL320gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
‘Jenni Murray has invited us to her feast of extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, musicians, scientists and activists. All are entertaining, all bring their talents to the table where confident Nancy Astor sits beside retiring Gwen John, and Fanny Burney describes her harrowing mastectomy to the pioneering doctor Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
As incomparable host, Jenni lets her guests display themselves lavishly, telling their own noble or quirky stories while she delicately inserts anecdotes from her own distinguished life – her teenage yearning for the ‘gender-quaking’ look of Mary Quant, her terror at the idea of interviewing the redoubtable Margaret Thatcher. This is no closed event. The book invites us all to come in. It’s a feast you won’t want to miss!’ - Janet Todd, professor emerita, University of Aberdeen.
‘I was fascinated by this well-researched, informative and entertaining book. I knew the names of many of the women among its pages, but not their stories and it was wonderful to read about them via Jenni Murray’s warm and well-written prose. Entertaining, enjoyable and scholarly.’ - Elizabeth Chadwick, bestselling author of the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy.
Dame Jennifer Susan Murray, DBE is an English journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour between 1987 and 2020.