Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and so a good time to highlight the books in our range that celebrate and document some of the great women that our region has produced.

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Nine Norfolk Women tells the stories of some remarkable women of Norfolk who succeeded in the man’s world of the 19th century. Most you will probably never have heard of but they all made an impact in their fields. The artist Catherine Maud Nicholls. A lighthouse keeper, Mary Field. A fishmonger, Charlotte Cubitt. A dressmaker, Susannah Everritt. And so on.

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May Savidge loved her house so much, that when her home in Hertfordshire was due to be demolished to make way for a bypass, she had the whole thing dismantled and shipped to Wells-next-the-Sea… and then spent the rest of her life rebuilding it, single-handed.

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Margery Kempe of LynnMargery Kempe lived in the fifteenth century, a contemporary of Julian of Norwich. For her time she was an extraordinary woman, a traveller, a writer, a religious researcher. She wrote the first known autobiography in English, a handwritten copy (the original is lost) of which is kept in the British Library. This new booklet from Poppyland tells the story of her book.

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Dorothy Jewson was a remarkable and determined Norwich suffragette, socialist, city councillor and one of Britain’s first female Members of Parliament. She fought in the battle to establish votes for women, being one of the first Norwich members of Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union and went on through life committed to working for the disadvantaged.

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In this book, Frank Meeres draws material from the Norfolk Record Office and other sources to document the lives of Norfolk women of the first half of the twentieth century. He includes the Norfolk sufragettes and the nurses, including Edith Cavell, who served in the first world war.

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