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
Hardback
9781786074102 (6 Sep 2018)
RRP £16.99 / US$25.95
Paperback
9781786076281 (5 Sep 2019)
RRP £9.99 / US$17.95

The Book

From the bestselling author of A History of Britain in 21 Women

The history of the world is the history of great women.

Marie Curie discovered radium and revolutionised medical science. Empress Cixi transformed China. Frida Kahlo turned an unflinching eye on life and death. Anna Politkovskaya dared to speak truth to power, no matter the cost. Their names should be shouted from the rooftops.

And that is exactly what Jenni Murray is here to do.

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 Hampstead Garden Suburb, north London, and the Peak District.

Reviews

'Enlightening pieces of passion about 21 pioneering woman delivered with personal verve.'

- LoveReading

‘Charming...[Murray's] selection is pleasingly varied… but the strength of the collection lies in Murray's relaxed and intimate style…  a testament to the achievements and the complicated legacies, of extraordinary women.'

- BBC History Magazine

‘In this interesting twist on collective biography…has chosen 21 women to document history… Whether browsing for fun or reading cover to cover, readers will find this equally satisfying.'

- Booklist

‘Ambitious, engaging and accessible. Who better than Jenni Murray to curate this whistle-stop tour of the globe and introduce twenty-one women who in different times and different places dared to be different?'

- Dr Anna Whitelock, author of Mary Tudor: England’s First Queen

‘A valuable resource for all readers. Jenni Murray's collection of distinguished women is illuminating and inspiring.'

- Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

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