Heroines and Harridans


    Biography Gender Studies



    Heroines and Harridans

    Sandi Toksvig; Sandy Nightingale

    Robson 2012

    Hardback 153pp Illustrated

    9781849543385   Product Code: 17972

    It is not by chance that matters in the past are called 'history': it is generally 'his story', with men doing grand things while women stay home. In this eccentric and personal anthology of women in history, Sandi Toksvig redresses the balance. Featuring essays on such well-known heroines as Pope Joan, Marie Stopes and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and less familiar tattooed ladies and monstrous women, the book is humorously illustrated and written in Toksvig's highly entertaining style.

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