Women of Westminster: The MPs who Changed Politics (Paperback)Rachel Reeves (author)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
These achievements [of female MPs] are all the more remarkable because of the challenges and hostilities they faced ... Women of Westminster shows how far female MPs have come, but how challenging their work remains. * The Guardian *
Reeves's position as an insider lends a compelling edge, particularly when she describes the appalling abuse still suffered by many women MPs. * Journal of British Studies *
From household names like Nancy Astor to lesser-known, but equally pioneering politicians such as Florence Horsbrugh and Mavis Tate, Women of Westminster tells the story of the female MPs who shaped Parliament and the country. These women broke into Parliament's boys' club, rewrote the membership rules and in the process set about transforming Britain. This is a glorious compendium of the manifold achievements they chalked up - and the sacrifices they made. Rachel Reeves is perfectly positioned to tell their story, having experienced the slings and arrows of Parliamentary prejudice first-hand. As she herself puts it, she "stands on the shoulders" of her pioneering forbears, and from that vantage point she can see not only all they achieved but also what more needs to be done. * Cathy Newman *
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