Tag Archives: Margaret Bonfield

My review of “Labour Women in Power Cabinet Ministers in the Twentieth Century by Paula Bartley

    In the mid 1970s I was the first person in my family and  the first on my council estate to get a place at University. Our elderly neighbour Mrs Hall said to me. “Ooh you’ll be another Barbara … Continue reading

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My review of “High Wages” Dorothy Whipple

  High Wages is set in 1912 and describes the lives of many young women of that era who had  limited educational and career options. Jane Carter, the heroine of this novel, is a Northern young woman who has to … Continue reading

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Celebrate IWD;Maud Brown and the Hunger Marches

What does International Women’s Day mean in 2015? It seems like everyone from the banks to Radio Three can celebrate a day that is now largely devoid of its socialist feminist roots. But for me IWD should be a day … Continue reading

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