Girls Are Best by Sandi Toksvig

Girls Are Best

Written by Sandi Toksvig

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Women gladiators, women in the Bayeaux Tapestry, women inventors - Sandi Toksvig uncovers them all in her light-hearted approach to the serious message of this book – women have always done amazing things but have mostly been overlooked by history. There’s a mass of facts and information of all kinds including scientific evidence that women’s brains are as good as boys but wired differently and that the first woman to swim the channel was faster than any boy who had done it before (14hrs, 31mins). The result is a book which will make girls realise that anything is possible – and that women have already done most of everything already!


Girls Are Best by Sandi Toksvig

For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven't had much of a look in amongst all the great men we remember. But that doesn't mean they weren't there. And it doesn't mean that they didn't achieve great things, come up with wonderful inventions or win battles. This book aims to show that His-tory is actually Her-story.

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The book to buy for daughters ... It would make a fine stocking filler with its lively, entertaining, illustrated snippets about the great women in history and the restrictions that they overcame, and will arm readers for arguments about gender equality -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times A little ego-boost for the girls ... a reminder, from the Bayeux Tapestry to gladiatrices, no less, of women's achievements, told in Sandi's trademark zany, accessible style Irish Independent There's a mass of facts and information of all kinds ... The result is a book which will make girls realise that anything is possible - and that women have already done most of everything already! -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading My grandchildren will be getting this in their stockings ... It's funny and full of facts that may surprise parents too. In a world of hollow celebrity it is a timely polemic that warms my feminist heart -- Sheila Hancock The Times Would make fascinating reading for men too ... Girls are Best is packed with fascinating facts with which to wow friends. It is an education and a revelation, a great book to dip in and out of and to learn from Write Away!

About the Author

Sandi Toksvig

Following a first-class degree from Cambridge, Sandi Toksvig went into the theatre, where she both wrote and performed before becoming one of the founder members of the Comedy Store Players. She is well known for her television and radio work, as a presenter, writer and actor. She has written four books for children including Unusual Day, published by Young Corgi in 1996.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

3rd September 2009




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