The Trouble With Women (Hardback)
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The Trouble With Women (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 18/02/2016
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CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT? WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL? WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING? The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers' baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains. Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the 'dustbin of history', whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale 'genius hair'. You will never look at history in the same way again.

"There isn’t a man, woman or child who wouldn’t benefit from spending time with this" - Sunday Times

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781910931097
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 14 mm


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"Jacky Fleming...is brilliantly, mordantly funny and extremely clever, and these are her finest drawings yet... The book is savagely funny and wonderfully constructed, so that you start off giggling uncontrollably but then grow quieter at each successive misogynistic shocker... There isn't a man, woman or child who wouldn't benefit from spending time with this." -- India Knight * The Sunday Times *
"Fleming ably skewers the Great Men of History, not to diminish their own works but to highlight those women who were trodden underfoot... A perfect gift for all genders, ages and political persuasions but is sadly confined to the humour section rather than the place it really belongs - the school curriculum." -- Laura Sneddon * Independent on Sunday *
"Fleming ably skewers the Great Men of History, not to diminish their own works but to highlight those women who were trodden underfoot... A perfect gift for all genders, ages and political persuasions but is sadly confined to the humour section rather than the place it really belongs - the school curriculum." -- Laura Sneddon * Independent on Sunday *
"This book is an utter delight - it does something I always admire, making very serious points but doing so through the medium of humour and satire. And oh my god, it does it so very well, text and cartoons working perfectly together here - I had to pause my reading frequently because I was laughing too much to continue to the next page." -- Joe Gordon * Fordbidden Planet *
"A collection of withering, laugh-out-loud commentaries and illustrations regarding women's lot... The perfect gift for a burgeoning feminist daughter." -- Jane Graham * The Big Issue *

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“Brilliant!”

Absolutely spot on commentary on women being erased from history, also hysterically funny.
KM. Bury St Edmunds

Hardback edition
16th April 2016
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“Sarcasm At Its Finest”

This is a wonderful little book that addresses the issue of why women have been left out of the history books. Focusing mainly on science, maths and art, Fleming details why women were just not good enough to stand... More

“For sharing”

I was laughing out loud reading this book of cartoons. Witty and satirical for many it will be therepy, too. Its a book you have to share and show friends, read out pages and read again and again. Women and men would... More

Hardback edition
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