Jenni Murray – A History of Britain in 21 Women
The history of Britain, as you’ve never heard it before, through the achievements of 21 women whose lives enthral, intrigue and inspire.
Jenni Murray, the journalist and broadcaster, has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. In this personal selection – including Boudicca, Elizabeth I, Jane Austen, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mary Quant and Barbara Castle – she draws together the lives of 21 women to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history, adding in the occasional anecdote from her own distinguished life along the way.
‘Jenni Murray has invited us to her feast of extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, musicians, scientistsand activists… As incomparable host, Jenni lets her guests display themselves lavishly, telling their own noble or quirky stories while she delicately inserts anecdotes from her own distinguished life… ’ JANET TODD, Professor Emerita, University of Aberdeen
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