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Bad Girls from History: Wicked or Misunderstood? - Dee Gordon
Bad Girls from History: Wicked or Misunderstood?
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You wont be familiar with every one of the huge array of women featured in these pages, but all, familiar or not, leave unanswered questions behind them. The range is extensive, as was the research, with its insight into the lives and minds of women in different centuries, different countries,... show more
You wont be familiar with every one of the huge array of women featured in these pages, but all, familiar or not, leave unanswered questions behind them. The range is extensive, as was the research, with its insight into the lives and minds of women in different centuries, different countries, with diverse cultures and backgrounds, from the poverty stricken to royalty. Mistresses, murderers, smugglers, pirates, prostitutes and fanatics with hearts and souls that feature every shade of black (and grey!). From Cleopatra to Ruth Ellis, from Boudicca to Bonnie Parker, from Lady Caroline Lamb to Moll Cutpurse, from Jezebel to Ava Gardner.

Less familiar names include Mary Jeffries, the Victorian brothel-keeper, Belle Starr, the American gambler and horse thief, La Voisin, the seventeenth-century Queen of all Witches in France but these are random names, to illustrate the variety of the content in store for all those interested in women who defy law and order, for whatever reason.

The risqué, the adventurous and the outrageous, the downright nasty and the downright desperate all human (female!) life is here. From the lower strata of society to the aristocracy, class is not a common denominator. Wicked? Misunderstood? Nave? Foolish? Predatory? Manipulative? Or just out of their time? Read and decide.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781473862838
ASIN: B0772QGVDY
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Category:
Biography, History
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Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.0 Brief biographies of fascinating women, ideal to dip in and be inspired to learn more.
Thanks to Alex and the whole team at Pen & Sword for providing me a paperback copy of this book that I freely chose to review. Although totally unplanned, I find myself writing this review on the International Women’s Day 2018. One can’t help but wonder about the title of the book, not so much the w...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
There were definitely some very cruel and mean women included in this book. A short read that started with mistresses and madams, then onto murderers and then onto outlaws and bank robbers.Some of these women, I had heard and some I had not. I did spend a lot of time checking out the pictures of the...
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