The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste

The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste

by Dorothy Levitt
     
 


The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver, and when the installation of a secret compartment for powder-puff was de…  See more details below

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The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver, and when the installation of a secret compartment for powder-puff was de rigeur. In the vintage driver's seat of this chatty little handbook is record-breaking Edwardian motoriste Dorothy Levitt, exhorting the budding 'lady driver' to approach the newfangled contraption without fear and reassuring those who believed it was 'impossible to look anything but hideous' when in an automobile.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908402875
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/18/2014
Series:
Old House Series
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Known as "the fastest girl on Earth," Dorothy Levitt was an English sporting "motoriste," motoring writer and pioneer of female independence. She set the Ladies World Land Speed record in 1906 and taught Queen Alexandra and the royal princesses how to drive.

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