Her Brilliant Career

Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties
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Product Number: CP0079
Released: Mar 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490624365
Narrator/s: Jenny Funnell
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In her apron and rubber gloves, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultural symbol of all that we are most grateful to have sloughed off. But what if there was another side to the story? In Her Brilliant Career, Rachel Cooke tells the story of ten extraordinary women whose pioneering professional lives - and complicated private lives - paved the way for future generations. Muriel Box, film director. Betty Box, film producer. Margery Fish, plantswoman. Patience Gray, cook. Alison Smithson, architect. Sheila van Damm, rally car driver and theatre owner. Nancy Spain, journalist and radio personality. Joan Werner Laurie, editor. Jacquetta Hawkes, archaeologist. Rose Heilbron, QC. Plucky and ambitious, these women left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman. This is the Fifties, retold: vivid, surprising and, most of all, modern. ' There is warmth and lightness of spirit to this book: it is witty, intelligent, kind and poignant... leaves you wanting more' THE TIMES ' Vastly entertaining, cannily researched and sharply perceptive' TELEGRAPH


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Her Brilliant Career
Product Number: BX00030592
Product Number:CP0079
Product Number:Z08378

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Author(s): Rachel Cooke
Narrator(s): Jenny Funnell
Product Number Z08378
Released: Jun 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490624709
Author(s): Rachel Cooke
Product Number EB00257573
Released: Dec 02, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062333889