Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries
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A rich and moving celebration of unheard and under-heard women's history from bestselling novelist Kate Mosse. "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." Within these pages you'll meet nearly one thousand women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and trailblazing women at the Bar; warrior queens and pirate commanders; women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; brave women who resisted and fought to defend their families, their culture, and their countries; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen, and stadium. Breathtaking in its scope, this book travels the world and spans thousands of years of history. Part history and part memoir, Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries is also an intensely moving detective story of the author's own family history. Here, 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 and 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 feminist 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.