Normal Women

Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History

British History
Hardback Published on: 26/10/2023
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Normal Women
A heavily researched and exhaustive tome of knowledge
I dedicated pretty much all of October to read this book. I wanted to take my time and really absorb all this history. This is a heavily researched and ... READ MORE
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Normal Women
Everyone should read and discuss this book!
I found this to be such an interesting and fascinating book. Although empowering and uplifting at times, some of the facts and stories are shocking. Philip... READ MORE
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Synopsis

One of our foremost historical novelists, Philippa Gregory, makes history. We have fallen into the belief that women were absent from great events, and ineffectual in normal times. Through a radical reframing of the conventional eras of our history, Normal Women will tell the story of our nation - not with the rise and fall of Kings and the occasional Queen - but through social and cultural transition, showing the agency, persistence and effectiveness of women in society. Through the stories of the soldiers, guild widows, highwaywomen, pirates, miners and ship owners, international traders, theatre runners and 'female husbands' Normal Women will redefine 'normal' female behaviour to include heroism, rebellion, crime, treason, money-making, jousting and sainthood. And much rioting. Philippa Gregory has been working on this book for over ten years. It is the work of a lifetime from one of our greatest historical storytellers.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008601706
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Weight: 1050g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 47 mm

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