Essex Girls: For Profane and Opinionated Women Everywhere (Hardback)
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Essex Girls: For Profane and Opinionated Women Everywhere (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 01/10/2020
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From the author of The Essex Serpent comes this sparkling and fantastically bold celebration of the strong-willed women associated with her home county. 

Essex Girls are disreputable, disrespectful and disobedient. They speak out of turn, too loudly and too often, in an accent irritating to the ruling classes. Their bodies are hyper-sexualised and irredeemably vulgar. They are given to intricate and voluble squabbling. They do not apologise for any of this. And why should they?

In this exhilarating feminist defence of the Essex girl, Sarah Perry re-examines her relationship with her much maligned home county. She summons its most unquiet spirits, from Protestant martyr Rose Allin to the indomitable Abolitionist Anne Knight, sitting them alongside Audre Lorde, Kim Kardashian and Harriet Martineau, and showing us that the Essex girl is not bound by geography. She is a type, representing a very particular kind of female agency, and a very particular kind of disdain: she contains a multitude of women, and it is time to celebrate them.

A defence and celebration of the Essex Girl by the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788167451
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 184 x 120 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Sarah Perry:

'A hugely talented author' - Sarah Waters

'Perry is a wonderful descriptive writer with a remarkable talent for making the familiar strange ... She bleeds light into darkness and back again' - The Times

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