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Manchester University Press

Rebel women between the wars: Fearless writers and adventurers

Rebel women between the wars: Fearless writers and adventurers

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What did it mean to be a 'rebel woman' in the interwar years? Taking the form of a multiple biography, this book traces the struggles, passions and achievements of a set of 'recklessly determined' women who stopped at nothing to make their mark in the traditionally masculine spheres of mountaineering, politics, engineering and journalism. From the motorist Claudia Parsons to the 'star' reporter Margaret Lane, the mountaineer Dorothy Pilley and the journalist Shiela Grant Duff, the women charted in this book challenged the status quo in all walks of life, alongside writing vivid, eye-witness accounts of their adventures. Recovering their voices across a range of texts including novels, poems, journalism and diaries, Rebel women between the wars reveals their inch by inch gains won through courageous and sometimes controversial and dangerous actions.

Author: Sarah Lonsdale
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Published: 12/01/2020
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.40w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9781526137111

About the Author
Sarah Lonsdale is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City, University of London

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