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Significant Sisters Margaret Forster

Significant Sisters By Margaret Forster

Significant Sisters by Margaret Forster


$17.49
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Summary

Traces the lives of eight women - Caroline Norton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Florence Nightingale, Emily Davies, Josephine Butler, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Emma Goldman - each of whom pioneered vital changes in the spheres of law, education, the professions, morals or politics. All fought to make lasting difference to women's lives.

Significant Sisters Summary

Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster

Eight women who changed the world

Caroline Norton * Elizabeth Blackwell * Florence Nightingale * Emily Davies * Josephine Butler * Elizabeth Cady Stanton * Margaret Sanger * Emma Goldman

Significant Sisters traces the lives of eight women, each of whom pioneered vital changes in the spheres of law, education, the professions, morals or politics: the first woman doctor, the pioneer of birth control, a radical journalist, and suffragists. Each forged her own particular brand of feminism, yet all fought bravely to make real, lasting difference to women's lives, and make us redefine our own notions of feminism today.

Significant Sisters Reviews

Margaret Forster is alive to the debt we owe to such champions, who made our world so much more hospitable to women -- Marina Warner * Sunday Times *
Margaret Forster writes history with a novelist's eye for details and is interested in the contradictions and conflicts in her heroines' attitudes to their own femininity -- A. S. Byatt * The Times *
Humane, humorous and perceptive * Evening Standard *
Inspiring * Times Literary Supplement *

About Margaret Forster

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster was the author of many successful and acclaimed novels, including Have the Men Had Enough?, Lady's Maid, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Is There Anything You Want? , Keeping the World Away, Over and The Unknown Bridesmaid. She also wrote bestselling memoirs - Hidden Lives, Precious Lives and, most recently, My Life in Houses - and biographies. She was married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lived in London and the Lake District. She died in February 2016, just before her last novel, How to Measure a Cow, was published.

Additional information

GOR002133363
9780099455578
0099455579
Significant Sisters: The Grassroots of Active Feminism, 1839-1939 by Margaret Forster
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-10-07
368
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