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A History of the World in 21 Women

by Jenni Murray

Biography / Autobiography

A History of the World in 21 Women Synopsis

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.

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A History of the World in 21 Women Press Reviews

`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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ISBN: 9781786076281
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786076281
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Jenni Murray
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Collected biographies, Feminism & feminist theory,

About Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray started her career in local radio in Bristol. She has presented Newsnight on BBC2 and Today on Radio 4 before inheriting the Woman's Hour Chair from Sue MacGregor in 1987. She was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to broadcasting.

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