9781846883781

In Search of Mary The Mother of all Journeys

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  • ISBN13:

    9781846883781

  • ISBN10:

    1846883784

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2016
  • Publisher: Alma Books

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Summary

Having been smitten by Mary Wollstonecraft's travel book Letters Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark in her student days, Bee Rowlatt decides to follow, with toddler in tow, in the footsteps of the world's first celebrity feminist in order to explore the vitality of her legacy and retrace the never-dying themes of babies versus careers, comparing her encounters with guilt, progress and inequality in the eighteenth century to those experienced by women today.

On this eventful social and biographical treasure hunt they discover wild Norwegian coasts, get chased around a hostile museum in Paris and are rebirthed by naked healers in California. In her quest to chart the progress made by women across the world, Bee finds herself consulting a witch, a porn star, a very quiet Norwegian archivist and the tenants of a blighted council estate in Leeds--finding out more than what she bargained for.

Author Biography

Bee Rowlatt is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and has reported for the World Service, Newsnight and BBC2. The co-author of the best-selling Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad (Penguin 2010) as well as one of the writers featured in Virago's 2013 anthology Fifty Shades of Feminism, Bee won the K Blundell Trust award for In Search of Mary. She has four children and lives in London.

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