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The Times Great Women's Lives

A Celebration in Obituaries

Edited by Sue Corbett
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Oct 2019
Dimensions: w 158mm h 233mm d 37mm
Weight: 760g
ISBN-10: 0750992557
ISBN-13: 9780750992558
Barcode No: 9780750992558
Synopsis
THIS selection of Times obituaries from 1872 to 2014 revisits the lives of 125 women who have all, in their own way, played an important part in women's educational, professional, social, cultural and emotional journey over the best part of two centuries. From pioneering aviator Amy Johnson (d. 1941) and talented singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse (d. 2011), to Nobel-Prize-winning biologist Rosalind Franklin (d. 1958) and civil rights activist Rosa Parks (d. 2005), alongside a foreword by acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley, The Times Great Women's Lives is a celebration of some of the world's most remarkable people.

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These women would make the most fascinating of dinner party guests. The Resistance fighters, cookery writers, showjumpers and aviators could not have led more different lives, but in their struggles and successes there are lessons for us all. -- Fiona Wilson