Women's London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives by Rachel Kolsky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley
As I am not going to London anytime soon, sadly, I cannot speak to the ease of the works detailed in this book.
Kolsky’s book is a good guide for the important places of woman’s history in London. She gets a massive amount of points for including the author of London A-Z, the street good. For that beginning you know you are in good hands.
The book is roughly divided by City area. Kolsky focuses not just on suffragettes and writers, but on scientists, politicians, warriors. Not all the women included are white (Mary Seacole, for instance, is dealt with). There are detailed sections about Bluestockings and Christie, and other women. There is a slew of lesser known women included and brief bios. There is also a discussion about plaques. I really enjoyed the inclusion of lesser known women.
This book is, at the very least, a really good resource. It is very beautifully designed and packaged. The photography is wonderful.
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