A real piece of history. This book contains a diverse collection of photographs of women across a time span of a hundred years, from Victorians to the Swinging Sixties. These are intimate portraits of actual women, haunting in a lot of cases, brought to life by clever colouring by photographer Marina Amaral. This is the third book in a series utilising photographs from history.
The book attempts to capture the women in all aspects of life from leaders, scientists and innovators, to rights activists and the ordinary women who served in armies and as 'clippies' on the buses. The pictures and accompanying mini biographies are arranged thematically, so there are eleven categories as opposed to a timeline showing how much women's lives developed over the hundred years.
It is a book to dip into as a general guide to the for women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Very accessible, enjoyable and easy to read, but it is the photographs that really make this book. If a picture inspires someone to read a full biography, then so much the better. Fascinating stuff.
Published by Head of Zeus Apollo on 4 August 2022.
Advanced review copy supplied by the publisher.
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