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The Resource Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties, Rachel Cooke

Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties, Rachel Cooke

Label
Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties
Title
Her brilliant career
Title remainder
ten extraordinary women of the fifties
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Cooke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1956, a widow, Violet Clark, was accused of the murder of her baby twins. At her trial, Wright's defence saved her from the gallows. The Fifties were a conservative, inward looking decade during which women retreated once more to the safety of the kitchen. But Violet was defended by Rose Heilbron QC, the first woman to be appointed silk in Britain, the first woman to defend in a murder trial - and a tabloid celebrity. Rachel Cooke tells the story of Heilbron and some of her extraordinary contemporaries - Muriel Box, film director; Betty Box, film producer; Margery Fish, plantswoman; Patience Gray, cook; Alison Smithson, architect; Sheila van Damm, rally car driver and theatre owner; Nancy Spain, journalist and radio personality; Joan Werner Laurie, editor; Jacquetta Hawkes, archaeologist
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Cooke, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 305.4'09045
  • 305.409045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Society
Label
Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties, Rachel Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781844087419
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xli, 342 pages
Isbn
9781844087419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties, Rachel Cooke
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781844087419
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xli, 342 pages
Isbn
9781844087419
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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