A Woman’s Place: The Changing Picture of Women in Britain by Diana Souhami

This is not a long book, only 160 pages, which takes you on a journey through women’s history in Britain from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1980s. It is a pictorial history, with many images portraying the changes in women’s lifestyle but there is written history too, which is easily accessible and very informative. Souhami is definitely biased; it is clear from her writing she believes women have been mis-treated and are capable of much more than they have been given credit for and if given a chance would maybe prove themselves to be better than men. She covers topics ranging from women in the home, to work, to image/stereotypes.

I found this an extremely useful book, with cleverly selected images and writing which is easy and enjoyable to read.

8/10

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