I have recently been asked to write an article on women writers in the 18th and early 19th centuries, for the new women's magazine Herstoria. This can be seen on their website - follow the link..
It is so easy to take for granted how far women have come, and that there is more to equality than just gaining the right to vote. This book is especially helpful for making those facts known to students. My students cannot remember a time before cell phones, much less a time when women were treated so unequally. Excerpts from this book will help students -- both boys and girls -- better understand the past.
by NetGalley reviewer
I used to teach children with special needs, but after fifteen years I decided to take a change in direction. Already having a keen interest in literature I then decided to take up two short courses at the University of London, Birkbeck College - one on Victorian literature and one on women's history.
I became fascinated by the relation between women's literature and their history and this book is the result of that enthusiasm.
After a successful book launch I have already started on my second book, which will continue the investigation - but now into the Victorian period.
I have been happily married for thirty years, have three grown up - and very creative - children. I also have three dogs.