Her Brilliant Career

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Rachel Cooke tells the story of ten extraordinary women whose pioneering professional lives - and complicated private lives - paved the way for future generations. Plucky and ambitious, women such as film director Muriel Box, plantswoman Margery Fish and architect Alison Smithson left the house and its images of 1950s domesticity. The other women include the writer Nancy Spain, magazine editor Joan Werner Laurie, rally driver Sheila van Damm, the archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes and Rose Heilbron QC.

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Her Brilliant Career

Her Brilliant Career

Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties.

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Hardback367pp Illustrated

9781844087402     Product Code: 216833

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Rachel Cooke tells the story of ten extraordinary women whose pioneering professional lives - and complicated private lives - paved the way for future generations. Plucky and ambitious, women such as film director Muriel Box, plantswoman Margery Fish and architect Alison Smithson left the house and its images of 1950s domesticity. The other women include the writer Nancy Spain, magazine editor Joan Werner Laurie, rally driver Sheila van Damm, the archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes and Rose Heilbron QC.

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