The WI

    The WI

    A Centenary History

    Mavis Curtis

    Amberley 2015

    Hardback 256pp Illustrated

    9781445616926   Product Code: 22394

    Formed during the First World War to improve the nation's food supply, the Women's Institute has been a pillar of British society for a century. This history describes how its founders aimed to raise the confidence of women, providing opportunities for public speaking and organization; how it responded to the challenges of the Second World War and a new wave of feminism in the 1960s; and how its fortunes were revived by the spectacular success of the Calendar Girls.

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