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The Century Girls - The Final Word from the Women Who've Lived the Past Hundred Years of British History (Paperback) Loot Price: R174
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The Century Girls - The Final Word from the Women Who've Lived the Past Hundred Years of British History (Paperback)

Tessa Dunlop

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Tessa Dunlop made pains to select women from broad walks of life and succeeds in weaving a rich tapestry of experiences.'The Independent 'A warm-hearted and engaging read, The Century Girls is replete with wonderful characters.' Sunday Express 'Dunlop has pulled off an impressive feat of oral history...creating a moving portrait of a world that is now lost forever.' Who Do You Think You Are? 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 In 2018 Britain celebrates the centenary of some women getting the vote. The intervening ten decades have witnessed staggering change, and The Century Girls features six women born in 1918 or before who haven't just witnessed that change, they've lived it. Empire shrank, war came and went, and modern society demanded continual readjustment.... the Century Girls lasted the course, and this book weaves together their lifetime's adventures - what they were taught, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of the British Isles, this is a time-travel epic featuring our oldest, most precious national treasures. Edna, 102, was a domestic servant born in Lincolnshire. Helena is 101 years old and the eldest of eight born into a Welsh farming family. Olive, 102, began life as a child of empire in British Guiana and was one of the first women to migrate to London after the war. There's Ann, a 103-year-London bohemian; 100-year-old Phyllis, daughter of the British Raj, who has called Edinburgh home for nearly eighty years; and finally 'young' Joyce - a 99-year-old Cambridge classicist who's still at work. It is through the prism of these women's very long lives that The Century Girls provides a deeply personal account of British history over the past one hundred years. Their story is our story too. Further praise for The Century Girls 'The book's atmosphere of intimacy, enhanced by a generous selection of evocative photographs, is compelling and Dunlop's attention to her subjects' day-to-day lives renders this an absorbing alternative to grander views of recent history.' TLS 'Fascinating . . . a deeply personal account of British history over the past 100 years.' Countryside Magazine, Book of the Month 'A delightful book . . . all about women and women's lives.' Jane Garvey, Radio 4 Woman's Hour 'A warm-hearted and engaging read, The Century Girls is replete with wonderful characters.' Sunday Express

General

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2019
Authors: Tessa Dunlop
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-1-4711-6134-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-4711-6134-X
Barcode: 9781471161346

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