How Britain’s women fought & died for the right to vote Stroud, Amberley, 2014, ISBN:978-1-4456-3390-9 Reviewed by Rachel Gillard, University of Liverpool Frank Meeres is a senior archivist and author living and working in Norwich where he has been involved

The King’s Smuggler

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Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I by John Fox (The History Press, 2010) Reviewed by Amanda Capern This intriguing book is an account of the life of Jane Whorwood. Whorwood’s main claim to fame is that she acted as

Women in the 1920s

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by Pamela Horn, (Stroud: Amberley, 2010), (Paperback) £16.00, ISBN 978-1-84868-811-7 Reviewed by Fiona Skillen Pamela Horn provides an informative and detailed account of life for women during the 1920s in Britain. She works her way carefully through different aspects of

Cleopatra: A Biography


by Duane W. Roller (Oxford University Press, 2010) hardback, rrp £14.99 Reviewed by Christina Riggs Mother of four. Sailor. Author. Medical student. Not exactly the sexpot of Shakespearean lore and Hollywood legend. But history suggests that there was much more

Beautiful For Ever


Madame Rachel of Bond Street – Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer by Helen Rappaport (Long Barn Books, 2011) paperback, rrp £8.99 Reviewed by Issy Shannon. How could any woman resist the blandishments of a shop promising eternal beauty? In 1863, at



by Bram Stoker (Vintage Classics, 2007) rrp £5.99. Reviewed by Linda Friday. Women’s history best read with the lights on… Most of us will be familiar with Bram Stoker’s anti-hero, the dark, dangerous and sexually-magnetic Dracula, but not all of

Land Girls and Their Impact


by Ann Kramer (Remember When: Pen & Sword Books, 2009) paperback,  rrp £14.99 Reviewed by Sue Johnson. Land Girls & Their Impact is a welcome addition to the history of this important service which was active in both world wars.

Like Mayflies in a Stream


by Shauna Roberts (Hadley Rille Books, 2009) paperback, rrp £9.99 Reviewed by Rebecca Bowles Lawson Shauna Roberts takes the reader on a rich and compelling journey to the ancient city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, approximately 4750 years ago. Said to

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