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100 Nasty Women of History

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781473671287

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 2nd November 2017

Genre: Humanities / History / General & World History

100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history’s bravest, baddest but little known ‘nasty’ women from across the world.

In the final debate of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump leaned into the microphone as Hillary Clinton spoke about social security and called his opponent ‘such a nasty woman’. The phrase has stuck around and has since become something of a badge of honour for women around the world.

What better time than now, then, for us to look back and learn a thing or two from the ‘nasty’ women of the past? Compiled and written by BuzzFeed writer Hannah Jewell, 100 Nasty Women of History contains profiles of women from across every century, race and continent, united in the fact that they were all a bit ‘nasty’. From 3rd-century Japanese Empress Jingu to 20th-century British social reformer Octavia Hill, these are the women who were bold and powerful, but maybe put people (men’s) backs up by being so. 100 Nasty Women of History is an accessible, intelligent, hilarious (and sometimes sweary) guide to the history-making women whom you probably don’t know – but definitely should.

(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited


'Hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is'
Marina Hyde
A fun, hilarious read that will make a fantastic addition to your feminist library and historical knowledge
'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to read and witty, I didn't expect it to be the life changing, important book that I'm discovering it to be'
Philippa Perry
'Both heartbreaking and hilarious, this book aims to give every woman "who gave zero f*cks" the respect and notoriety they have always deserved and long been denied. Vital reading'
'Laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring . . . Read it to pick a glorious new role model ... and feel more connected to strong women all across time'
Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project and author of DIY Rules for a WTF World