Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World (Hardback)Kate Mosse (author)
From mothers of invention to the unsung heroines of the stage, the bestselling author of the Burning Chambers series delivers a joyous and beautifully illustrated volume that celebrates 1000 extraordinary women from around the globe, as well as sharing a fascinating detective story of her own family history.
'My hope is that this book will inspire as I have been inspired. It's a love letter to the importance of history and about how, without knowing where we come from - truthfully and entirely - we cannot know who we are.'
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is a celebration of unheard and under-heard women's history. Within these pages you'll meet nearly 1000 women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; Warrior Queens and Pirate Commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed in to defend their families, their culture and their countries; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium. It travels the world - from the UK to the United States of America, Romania and Chile to Pakistan, Uganda to Germany, South Africa and India to New Zealand - and spans all periods of time. But it is also an intensely moving detective story of the author's own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record...
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is accessible, ambitious in its scope and fascinating in its detail. A beautifully illustrated book, it features a diverse and global cast of names and is both an alternative and eclectic women's history of the world, a love letter to family history and a personal memoir about the nature of women's struggles to be heard and their achievements acknowledged. Joyous, celebratory and engaging, it is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 41 mm
Exciting, hugely informative and, at times, shocking, Kate Mosse has cleverly woven close family detective work into a powerful panorama of the extraordinary achievements of a wonderful cast of women - both famous and hidden - down the millennia -- Professor Jonathan Phillips
A must have for history lovers and feminists . . . It's personal, detailed and pure joy * Glamour *
Totally fabulous -- Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Don't miss this one! -- Natalie Haynes, bestselling author of Pandora's Jar and Stone Blind
Brilliant -- Daisy Buchanan
Excellent . . . bursting with extraordinary women -- Anita Anand
This book is an inspiration. Make it a gift to your own Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries, and to the men who support them -- Kathryn Mannix
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My thanks to Pan Macmillan Mantle for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World by Kate Mosse.
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“The stories of women from history”
This is a very easy to read book, similar to an encyclopaedia in that there are short pieces written about each woman, but they are all linked together so it reads as prose. The book introduced me to many women I have... More
“Warriors Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries”
I kept this book as a holiday read as I love Kate Mosse books. However this was not a holiday read at all. I did not realise it was more of a non fiction book and I found it really tough to read and I must admit I... More
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