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A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute by Jane Robinson

A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute
by Jane Robinson

* A fascinating book celebrating the 'the most important body formed during the twentieth century' - the Women's Institute
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A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute Summary


Everyone knows three things about the Women's Institute: that they spent the war making jam; the sensational Calendar Girls were WI; and, more recently, that slow-handclapping of Tony Blair. 215,000 women in the UK belong to the WI. Their membership crosses class and has recently begun to recruit huge numbers of young women (eg Shoreditch Sisters (check))/ It was founded in 1915, not by worthy ladies in tweeds but by the feistiest women in the country, including suffragettes, academics and social crusaders who discovered the heady power of sisterhood, changing women's lives and their world in the process. Certainly its members made jam and sang 'Jerusalem', but they did, and do, much more besides. This fascinating book reveals for the first time how they are - and always were - a force to be reckoned with.

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Sku
GOR003870702
Title
A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
1844086593
ISBN 13
9781844086597
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