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A History of Women's Lives in Hove and Portslade (Paperback)

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By Judy Middleton
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: A History of Women’s Lives
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781526717122
Published: 24th October 2018

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This book looks at the lives of the women from Hove and Portslade, ranging from artists, musicians, writers, performers, reformers, pioneering doctors and business-women to those employed in factories, shops, laundries and as domestic servants, not forgetting, of course, women's contribution to war-work in both of the world wars. There are facts about their ordinary lives, birth, marriage and death; their education; their leisure activities from guns to cycling, the gym, swimming and horse riding.

It is also appropriate to reflect on the Votes for Women movement, when brave souls battled against prejudice to achieve the franchise. Not all women felt the same, of course, and although there was apathy at first, Brighton and Hove was home to an early group of suffragists who were passionate in their beliefs but disliked the violence embraced by the suffragettes.

If you ever thought women deserved more than being a mere footnote in history, then this is the book for you.

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About Judy Middleton

Judy Middleton worked at Hove Library for over thirty years. She became interested in local history in the 1970s and published her first book in 1979. Since then there have been another fifteen books plus a 15-volume encyclopaedia of Hove and Portslade.

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