Firsts Livewire Book of British Women Achievers by Kate Murphy


Firsts Livewire Book of British Women Achievers by Kate Murphy

We all know that Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first female Prime Minister, but who was the first woman: accused of witchcraft?; awarded the Order of Merit?; elected a member of the House of Commons?; convicted of murder? And did you know that it was a woman who: wrote the first known autobiography in the English language?; introduced the first Marriage and Divorce Act into Parliament?; invented overarm bowling? Revised and updated, this edition charts 2000 years of women's achievement in the UK. It is a revealing and contemporary collection of British groundbreakers: women pirates, engineers, robbers, actresses, doctors, dentists, politicians, meteorologists, war correspondents and many more.


A fascinating look at what women have achieved over the last 2000 years in the UK. The firsts are not all good - as well as the first women achievers in areas such as politics, sport, education, the arts and law we also discover the first women witches, robbers, pirates and murderers. Not all sugar and spice! An inspirational and eye-opening read for all women. (12+ yrs) (Kirkus UK)

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180 pages


Kate Murphy
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Publication date

7th March 1998



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