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Book Signing – A History of Women’s Lives In Coventry
September 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cathy will be joining us to sign copies of her latest book and chat about her work. Normally retailing at £14.99 we will have the books on offer at £11.99 on the day of the signing.
In this fascinating book she examines the lives of Coventry women throughout one extraordinary century of change. The result of her detailed research is a book packed with stories of what it was like to be a woman between 1850 and 1950.
During these years, women broke through barriers so that future generations of women might experience greater freedoms than had ever been possible for their mothers. Others offered their time and exceptional talents for the good of the community.
The main focus of this engaging study is on the too often neglected details of women’s daily lives, of triumphs and tragedies, changes and continuities, loves and losses. What was it like to grow up in Coventry, go to its schools, to work in its offices, shops and factories? What were women’s experiences of getting married, setting up home and raising children? How did women spend their scarce and precious leisure time?