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Rocking the Boat
Rocking the Boat

Rocking the Boat

Welsh Women Who Championed Equality 1840-1990


350 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: December 2019

ISBN 9781912681440

Rights: US, CA, SAM & CAR

Parthian Books Ltd. (Dec 2019)
Parthian Books


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This insightful and revealing collection of essays focuses on seven Welsh women who, in a range of imaginative ways, resisted the status quo in Wales, England and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays challenge expectations about how women's lives were lived in the last two centuries, as well as raise issues of gender and nationality. From the pioneer doctor and champion of progressive causes, Frances Hoggan, to the irrepressible twentieth-century novelist Menna Gallie, these women spoke out for what they believed in, and sometimes they paid the price. Although proud of their Welsh identity, they articulated it in a variety of ways, and each spent most of their adult lives outside Wales. They became familiar, and often controversial voices, on the page and platform in London, Oxford, Northern Ireland, and internationally. 

Author Biography

Vice-president of Llafur, the Welsh People's History Society, Angela V. John is a widely published historian and biographer.