Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
  • Author : Robert Wainwright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781460703687

Miss Muriel Matters Book Review:

The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. Discover the most inspiring woman you've never heard of ... In 1909, a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over London in an airship emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel Matters was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest. Just months earlier, Muriel had become the first woman to make a speech in the British House of Commons, after chaining herself to a brass grille to protest against the segregation of women in the Parliament. She went on to become one of the most famous suffragists of her day, her skill as an orator drawing crowds in their thousands. So why is the remarkable Muriel Matters a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In Miss Muriel Matters, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.

Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
  • Author : Robert (Author) Wainwright
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-03
  • ISBN : 1760632686

Miss Muriel Matters Book Review:

Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters
  • Author : Robert Wainwright
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN : 0733333737

Miss Muriel Matters Book Review:

The Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. In 1909 a young Australian actress made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the British Houses of Parliament in an air balloon emblazoned with the slogan 'Votes for Women'. When prevailing winds forced her to sail around London instead, she succeeded in dropping leaflets all over the city. A year earlier, Muriel Matters, who became known as 'that daring Australian girl', had chained herself to an iron grille in the British House of Commons to protest against women being segregated in Parliament, thus becoming the first woman to speak in the House. She was sent to Holloway Prison for her crime, and on her release she added prison reform to her list of campaigns. She went on to become an avid suffragette, touring England in a horse-drawn caravan to promote her cause, and using street art to spread the word. So why has Muriel Matters remained a relative unknown in both Britain and her home country? In MURIEL MATTERS, bestselling writer Robert Wainwright discovers an extraordinary woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal.

Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2014-05-27
  • ISBN : 9780811219754

Loitering with Intent Book Review:

Where does art start or reality end? Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with the intent of gathering material for her writing, Fleur Talbot finds a job “on the grubby edge of the literary world” at the very peculiar Autobiographical Association. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs in advance — or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? When the association’s pompous director steals Fleur’s manuscript, fiction begins to appropriate life.

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 1998-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780811221047

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic) Book Review:

"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 115
  • Relase : 2015-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781782117698

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Book Review:

'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel . . . This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war fiction' Independent 'A brilliantly psychological fugue' Observer The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Muriel Spark's most significant and celebrated novel, and remains as dazzling as when it was first published in 1961. Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher unlike any other, proud and cultured, enigmatic and freethinking; a romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. At the Marcia Blaine Academy she takes a select group of girls under her wing. Spellbound by Miss Brodie's unconventional teaching, these devoted pupils form the Brodie set. But as the girls enter their teenage years and they become increasingly drawn in by Miss Brodie's personal life, her ambitions for them take a startling and dark turn with devastating consequences.

The Finishing School

The Finishing School
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307422026

The Finishing School Book Review:

From Muriel Spark, the grande dame of literary satire, comes this swift, deliciously witty tale of writerly ambition that recalls her beloved The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.College Sunrise is a somewhat louche and vaguely disreputable finishing school located, for now, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rowland Mahler and his wife, Nina, run the school as a way to support themselves while he works, somewhat falteringly, on his novel. Into Rowland’s creative writing class comes seventeen-year-old Chris Wiley, a red-haired literary prodigy whose historical novel-in-progress, on Mary Queen of Scots, has already excited the interest of publishers. The inevitable result: keen envy, and a game of cat and mouse fraught with jealousy and attraction, both literary and sexual.

Trailblazers

Trailblazers
  • Author : Carolyn Collins,Roy Eccleston
  • Publisher : Wakefield Press
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2019-12-11
  • ISBN : 9781743056905

Trailblazers Book Review:

Australia's first female prime minister. The country's first female judge. The first woman to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Australia's first female chief diplomat. The nation's first female winemaker. These women were all trailblazers, but they have something else in common - every one of them was South Australian. And they are just a handful of the 100 remarkable women whose stories are told in this beautiful book, illustrated with hundreds of photographs. Written by historian Carolyn Collins and journalist Roy Eccleston, Trailblazers shines a light on the lives of these extraordinary women whose feats inspired their state, nation and, often enough, the world. Now they can inspire a whole new generation.

Australasians who Count in London and who Counts in Western Australia

Australasians who Count in London and who Counts in Western Australia
  • Author : Mrs. Leonard W. Matters
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044011802246

Australasians who Count in London and who Counts in Western Australia Book Review:

Woman's Suffrage

Woman's Suffrage
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 1909
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008595715

Woman's Suffrage Book Review:

Woman's Leader and the Common Cause

Woman's Leader and the Common Cause
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 1912
  • ISBN : UOM:39015035799918

Woman's Leader and the Common Cause Book Review:

Rocky Road

Rocky Road
  • Author : Robert Wainwright
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2018-08-29
  • ISBN : 9781760637132

Rocky Road Book Review:

In the early 1930s, the Australian family confectionery company Darrell Lea was a sensation, its shops stacked with delicious chocolates, marshmallows, nougat and much more in line with the company's motto to 'Stack 'em high, watch 'em fly'. It was at this time that Montague Lea met the vivacious teenage 'ticket writer' Valerie Everitt. Monty fell hard for her and, despite strong family opposition on both sides, they would marry. Valerie was keen to have a large brood and, though her pregnancies were difficult, she gave birth to four children. But they were not enough and in 1947 she adopted the first of three more children who were designed to be playmates for her own. It was a social experiment that would end in tears, as would the fortunes of the iconic company, destroyed by the glue that once bound it together - family. Rocky Road is the story of this chocaholic clan and the creative and eccentric woman who dominated it. Behind the irresistible sweetness of Darrell Lea lay a family who made bitter sacrifices to succeed in the candy business.

Aiding and Abetting

Aiding and Abetting
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2001-07-31
  • ISBN : 9780385503648

Aiding and Abetting Book Review:

In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loose. When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf’s Paris office, there is one problem: she already has a patient who says he’s Lucan, the fugitive murderer who bludgeoned his children’s nanny in a botched attempt to kill his wife. As Dr. Wolf sets about deciding which of her patients, if either, is the real Lucan, she finds herself in a fierce battle of wills and an exciting chase across Europe. For someone is deceiving someone, and it may be the good doctor, who, despite her unorthodox therapeutic method (she talks mainly about her own life), has a sinister past, too. Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining tale by one of Britain’s greatest living novelists.

Sheila

Sheila
  • Author : Robert Wainwright
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2014-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781743311318

Sheila Book Review:

She wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society for 40 years, and died a Russian princess As a child Sheila Chisholm chased kangaroos on horseback and swam with sharks at Bondi Beach. As a young woman she nursed soldiers wounded at Gallipoli, married an English lord, became a darling of London society, and had an affair with "Bertie", the future King of England. By the age of 30 Sheila had captivated America, leaving Hollywood and the high society of New York and Florida smitten by her charm and grace. She was courted by Rudolph Valentino and Vincent Astor among others, was a confidante of the Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, and a close friend of the Kennedys, the Vanderbilts, and the society hostess Elsie Maxwell. Her showbiz circle included Sophie Tucker, Charlie Chaplin, Fred and Adele Astaire, and Douglas Fairbanks. Who was this remarkable woman who was so warmly welcomed into the palaces, mansions, and clubs of the elite? Filled with scandalous revelations, Sheila is essential reading.

The Suffrage Photography of Lena Connell

The Suffrage Photography of Lena Connell
  • Author : Colleen Denney
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 2021-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781476643908

The Suffrage Photography of Lena Connell Book Review:

Lena Connell was one of a new breed of young professional women who took up photography at the turn of the 20th century. She ran her own studio in North London, only employed women, and made her mark on history by creating compellingly modern portraits of women in the British suffrage movement. The women that Connell captured on film are as class-inclusive a group as you could find: whether they were factory workers, schoolteachers, or aristocrats, they joined the cause to make a difference for future generations of women, if not for themselves. Connell's portraits created a new kind of visibility for these activists as hard-working, unrelenting women, whose spirits rose above injustice. This book examines Connell's artistic career within the Edwardian suffrage movement. It discusses her body of portraits within the British suffrage movement's propagandistic efforts and its goals of sophisticated, professional representations of its members. It includes all of her known portraits of suffragettes through 1914.

ドライバーズ・シート

ドライバーズ・シート
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 4881982605

ドライバーズ・シート Book Review:

You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom
  • Author : Clare Wright
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2018-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781925626896

You Daughters of Freedom Book Review:

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia’s suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright’s epic new history tells the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle—through the eyes of five remarkable players: the redoubtable Vida Goldstein, the flamboyant Nellie Martel, indomitable Dora Montefiore, daring Muriel Matters, and artist Dora Meeson Coates, who painted the controversial Australian banner carried in the British suffragettes’ monster marches of 1908 and 1911. Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka retold one of Australia’s foundation stories from a fresh new perspective. With You Daughters of Freedom she brings to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world—and the standard bearer for progress in a shining new century. Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her most recent book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for many other awards. ‘You Daughters of Freedom brings some forgotten women into the public discourse again, and we are all the richer for it.’ Australian ‘A celebration of leadership, inspiration, education and sheer individual cheek.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Clare Wright’s You Daughters of Freedom is the uplifting story of a time Australia led the world in including women in our democratic project. It is a reminder of our proud legacy and a clarion call for who we can be.’ Penny Wong ‘The essential story of our greatest reformers, and one of our proudest achievements as a nation.’ George Megalogenis ‘A thrilling tale, superbly told, of brave Australian women with a passion for politics.’ Judith Brett ‘A rare achievement. Grand, bold and brilliantly written.’ Mark McKenna ‘This book will be brilliant.’ Annabel Crabb, Chat 10 Looks 3 ‘One of the country’s most accomplished story-tellers relates Australian women’s fight for the vote in all of its passion, intensity and drama.’ Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, ANU ‘You Daughters of Freedom relates with sparkle and wit the largely untold story of the trailblazing women who not only dragged recalcitrant male leaders into the new century and won the right to vote but also were at the forefront of the struggle for women’s enfranchisement internationally.’ Inside Story ‘Her story of Australian suffragists winning the vote and then running for parliament in 1903 should be required reading in this time of angst over the ‘women problem’ in the federal Liberal Party.’ Weekend Australian Magazine

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0811219232

Curriculum Vitae Book Review:

Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.

The Female Tradition in Physical Education

The Female Tradition in Physical Education
  • Author : David Kirk,Patricia Vertinsky
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2016-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781317480358

The Female Tradition in Physical Education Book Review:

The Female Tradition in Physical Education re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the remarkably successful leaders of female physical education, who pioneered the development of the subject in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, lose control in the years following the Second World War? Despite the later resurgence of second wave feminism they never regained a voice, with the result that male leadership was able to shift the curriculum in ways that neglected the needs and interests of girls and young women. Drawing on new sources and a range of historiographical approaches, and touching on related fields such as therapeutic exercise and dance, the book examines the development of physical education for girls in a number of countries to offer an alternative explanation to the dominant narrative of the ‘demise’ of the female tradition. Providing an important contextualization for the state of contemporary female physical education, this is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the development of sport and physical education, women’s and gender history, and physical culture more generally.

A Countess Below Stairs

A Countess Below Stairs
  • Author : Eva Ibbotson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 383
  • Relase : 2007-10-01
  • ISBN : 1435213181

A Countess Below Stairs Book Review:

A young earl cancels his original wedding plans when he falls in love with the new housemaid, Anna, a penniless Russian countess exiled to England. Reissue.