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A local historian explores the lives of women-both ordinary and extraordinary- who fought for change in Norwich, England, from 1850—1950. Norwich has been home to notable women, such as Mabel Clarkson, the first female sheriff in England, who went on to serve as Lord Mayor of Norwich in the 1930s. But, the history of Norwich has also been shaped by many other women whose stories too often remain in the shadows. In Struggle and Suffrage in Norwich,...
2) The Mutual Admiration Society: how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women
ix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned crime novelist who achieved fame and fortune during a period that historian Mo Moulton calls 'the day after the revolution.' In a time when just as many doors were closed to women as open, Sayers found professional success with her Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Yet she never could have done it without the cohort of remarkable women she met at university -- all of whom would go on to challenge societal norms...
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