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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography
     

The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography

by J. Uglow (Editor), M. Hendry (Editor), Jenny Uglow (Joint Author)
 
The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography contains details of the lives of over 2100 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to TV chefs, engineers to stand up comics, pilots to poisoners. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and a bibliographical survey, this dictionary of women's biography is an

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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography contains details of the lives of over 2100 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to TV chefs, engineers to stand up comics, pilots to poisoners. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and a bibliographical survey, this dictionary of women's biography is an invaluable reference source.

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'Kylie, Nigella Lawson and J K Rowling are in. So are Tracey Emin and Paula Radcliffe. Yoko Ono and Meryl Streep, after years of neglect, are also included for the first time.The high-achieving women are all new additions to the fourth Dictionary of Women's Biography, which collates the lives of more than 2,000 females whose influence in politics, music, media, society, government and the media has been immense.' - Sally Pook, The Saturday Telegraph

'Any serious attempt to list women of achievement both living and dead is a cause for celebration.' - Janet Street Porter, Independent on Sunday

'The latest update of the authoritative Dictionary of Women's Biography gives an intriguing glimpse into how female high achievers have fought for recognition in a man's world over the past five years.' - Paul Majendie, Reuters Entertainment News

'...a whole book of heroines...' - Diary, The Guardian

'Idiosyncratic and highly readable, the new edition of this chunky paperback brings together more than 2000 women of influence from politics, the arts, science, religion and adventure...often, its the lesser-known characters whose lives are most compelling - women like Eileen Wani Wingfield and Eileen Kampakuta Brown, septuagenarians who campaign against nuclear dumping in Australia.' - Mail on Sunday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403934482
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/08/2005
Edition description:
4th ed. 2005
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Uglow's latest book is The Lunar Men which won Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. Her biography of William Hogarth was published in September 1997 and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award. She writes and reviews for, amongst other publications, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent on Sunday.

Maggy Hendry grew up in Scotland and was educated in St Andrews and at the University of Kent. She is a freelance writer working in educational and encyclopedic publishing. She became interested in the lives and struggles of third world women through working in West Africa and travelling in India, and she worked for a time in a London-based information exchange for women worldwide. She is currently writing a novel set in East Africa in the 19th century. She has two grown up children and now lives in Kent.

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