Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber

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Synopsis from Fantastic Fiction Every Thursday at eight, four women meet for breakfast – and to talk. To tell their stories, recount their sorrows and their joys. To offer each other encouragement and unstinting support. Clare has just been through a devastating divorce. She’s driven by anger and revenge . . . until she learns […]

A Woman's Place: The Changing Picture of Women in Britain by Diana Souhami

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This is not a long book, only 160 pages, which takes you on a journey through women’s history in Britain from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1980s. It is a pictorial history, with many images portraying the changes in women’s lifestyle but there is written history too, which is easily accessible and […]

Women's work, 1840-1940 by Elizabeth Roberts

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I have read this book as part of my Master’s course. Synopsis: This volume addresses some of the difficult issues surrounding women’s work during a century of social upheaval, and demonstrates how hard it is to be precise about the nature and extent of women’s occupations. It focuses on working-class women and the many problems […]