100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know (Hardback)Hannah Jewell (author)
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These are the badass women of history who were deemed too shocking, too provocative, too groundbreaking and, yes, too nasty for their times.
When you learn about (the very few) women in history, it's hard not to wonder: why do they seem so prim and proper? The truth is, (mostly male) historians keep glossing over the real details, or leaving out the women who threatened their idea of what a woman should be like.
But fret not, former Buzzfeed senior writer and Washington Post pop culture host Hannah Jewell has got you covered. In 100 Nasty Women of History, Hannah will give you the real lowdown on incredible women history has forgotten, including:
Aethelflaed, who fought off Vikings at her wedding
Ching Shih, a swashbuckling pirate known as 'The Terror of South China'
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who fought racism with the point of her pen
Lilian Bland, who built her own plane and flew it
Rani Chennamma, who was a (literal) queen and went to war with the British
Nell Gwynn, one of the greatest women behind the throne in English history
Coccinelle, the first known trans woman to be legally married in France
Noor Inayat Khan, who may have literally punched Nazis
And that's just eight of them.
So if you think that Nasty Women are a new thing, think again. They've always been around - you just haven't always heard of them. It's time to get learning.
These are the 100 Nasty Women of History who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History whom everyone needs to know about, right now.
'A fun, hilarious read that will make a fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge' - Ann Shen, author of Bad Girls Throughout History
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 220 x 162 x 36 mm
"Hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is" - Marina Hyde
"Both heartbreaking and hilarious, this book aims to give every woman "who gave zero f*cks" the respect and notoriety they have always deserved and long been denied. Vital reading" - Stylist
"Laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring... Read it to pick a glorious new role model ... and feel more connected to strong women all across time" - Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project and author of DIY Rules for a WTF World
"A fun, hilarious read that will make a fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge." - Ann Shen, author of Bad Girls Throughout History
"Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be." - Philippa Perry
"Like Rebel Girls for adults" - Katy Lovell
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“Jammed with inspiration women”
100 Nasty Women of History is funny, glib and flippant. For such a weighty tome it's a little light on facts, but it is jammed with inspirational women that you will certainly want to go and find out more about.... More
“I Never Felt More Proud To Be A Woman”
First of all, if you don't like swearing, or blunt honesty then don't read this book. Jewell is hilarious and from the start brings to focus the atrocious happenings of todays world in a highly sarcastic and... More
“Great book Idea. Poorly written.”
I wanted to enjoy and recommend this book so much but the style of the author is not one that suits.
I expected something like ‘History of the World in 21 women’ or ‘Difficult Women’ by Helen Lewis. There is not... More
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