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Unquiet Women
01 Nov 2018 * EBOOK * £5.99 * 9781788543408

In a fascinating journey of rediscovery, Max Adams brings to life the forgotten experiences – and voices – of some of the most extraordinary women in history.

Non Fiction / BGH (Biography)
Extent: 288 pages
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Aelfred's Britain
The King in the North
The Wisdom of Trees
Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero
In the Land of Giants
The Little Book of Planting Trees
Trees of Life
The First Kingdom
Also by Max Adams
Unquiet Women: From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the EnlightenmentMax Adams

Unquiet Women is an exquisitely crafted patchwork of the forgotten lives of some of the most remarkable women in history.

History is polyphonic; it must be told by many voices. In Unquiet Women, Max Adams brings to life the voices and experiences of women living between the last days of Rome and the Enlightenment, whose stories of creativity, intellect and influence are all too rarely told.

From Wynflæd, the Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who owned male slaves and badger-skin gowns, to Mary Astell, the philosopher who out-thought John Locke, this is a kaleidoscopic study of women's history before the Enlightenment changed everything. In this rigorous work of rescue and recovery, their voices can be heard across the centuries – still passionate and still strong.


'A centuries-spanning study that rescues women's lives from the margins of history' BBC History Magazine

'Illuminating and wise ... An important book' Herald

'A timely work which is beautifully designed and executed, embodying the charm and power of the remarkable women within its pages' All About History

Max Adams is a writer, archaeologist and woodsman whose work explores themes of landscape, knowledge and human connectedness with the earth. He is the author of Admiral Collingwood, Aelfred's Britain, Trees of Life, the bestselling The King in the North and In the Land of Giants. He has lived and worked in the North-East of England since 1993.

A 'Brief Lives' of some neglected women of history.

Challenges traditional notions about women's roles in the pre-modern era.

A beautifully produced gift book for discerning readers.

MARKET: Helen Castor; Sarah Gristwood.

'It's fascinating territory, the narrative is lively and the author's reflections are illuminating and wise', Herald

'Brings to life the experiences of women in history whose voices are barely heard and whose stories are rarely told', Journal

'A thoroughly captivating look at some of the forgotten women of history, throughout the ages ... Highly recommend this as a wonderful read ... The stunning cover just adds to the enjoyment!', Books and Me

'A timely work which is beautifully designed and executed, embodying a charm and power of its own from the remarkable women within its pages', All About History

'A centuries-spanning study that rescues women's lives from the margins of history ... The beautiful, faux-embroidered cover of Unquiet Women not only makes it an attractive addition to any bookshelf; it also serves as a reminder that, if we pay as much attention to cloth as the written word, we can continue to unravel stories of unquiet women throughout history', BBC History Magazine

'We hear the individual stories of noblewomen, explores and philosophers in this beautifully illustrated celebration of their intellect, influence and creativity; voices previously barely heard and stories rarely told', Evergreen

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