Normal Women: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Normal Women: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Published: 26/10/2023

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Challenging the assumption that women played no part in major historical events, the bestselling period novelist maps an alternative account of Britain's past through the eyes of guild widows, highwaywomen and other pivotal female figures.

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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: 9780008644772
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 45 mm

Philippa Gregory on how women have always been at the heart of protest

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The role of women in the fight for reform has often been missing from our national history, and yet these are the women who for the last thousand years have helped spearhead moments of great change. Philippa Gregory travels through time to introduce just some of those women and to show a direct line from 1066 to the women protesting for reform today.

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Hardback

“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 exhaustive tome of knowledge, pain, suffering, change and... More

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“Womens history at its finest!”

A fantastic insight into the history of those overlooked or forgotten! I have been waiting many years for a book like this, and was extremely happy to find it did not dissapoint! Gregory has long since been an... More

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“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. Philippa takes you through history without it feeling laborious or a... More

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