In 2021, my book Letters of Great Women: Extraordinary correspondence from history’s remarkable women, was published by Welbeck Books. It was a true pandemic book – hampered from its original publication date by the closure of archives and libraries around the world. Finally, it has been published.
Over 2,000 years of history seen through the eyes of 50 extraordinary women.
Was Jane Austen a fan of her own work?
What did Harriet Tubman want to tell Abraham Lincoln?
And how did Greta Thunberg respond to her critics?
This carefully curated selection of correspondence on politics, literature, art, entertainment, activism and science provides insight into the personal and professional lives of some of history’s most influential names. Each entry includes images and transcripts of the letters themselves along with a biography exploring the lives and writings of each woman.
Letters of Great Women brings together 50 key female voices on the most significant moments in history, and the everyday joys, sorrows and struggles of women’s lives.