A History of the World in 21 Women

Pages: 304
Subject: History, Biography
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 21 black-and-white line drawings

A History of the World in 21 Women

A Personal Selection

Jenni Murray

The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names
9781786074102 (6 Sep 2018)
RRP £16.99 / US$25.95

The Book

They led while others followed. They stood up and spoke out when no one else would. They broke the mould in art, journalism and politics. Each fought, in her own way, for change. A History of the World in 21 Women celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of women who have had a profound impact on the shaping of our world.  

Jenni's 21 are: Joan of Arc, Artemisia Gentileschi, Angela Merkel, Benazir Bhutto, Hillary Clinton, Coco Chanel, Empress Dowager Cixi, Catherine the Great, Clara Schumann, Hatshepsut, Wangari Maathai, Golda Meir, Frida Kahlo, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Isabella of Castile, Cathy Freeman, Anna Politkovskaya, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Madonna and Marie Curie.

Additional Information

Subject History, Biography
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 21 black-and-white line drawings


About the Author

Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including A History of Britain in 21 Women and Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter. She lives in Barnet, North London, and the Peak District.


‘Celebrates the defiant spirit of Britain's groundbreaking heroines… Entertaining.'

- Daily Mail on A History of Britain in 21 Women

‘Ideal to press into the hands of young women studying politics and history.'

- Independent on A History of Britain in 21 Women

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