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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography
contains essential details of the lives of over 2100 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life--from queens to cooks, engineers to entertainers, pilots to poisoners. In addition to new entries covering the past five years, the historical coverage has also been broadened in response to new research, as has coverage of women from Third World countries. With subsections for further reading, a comprehensive subject index and bibliographical survey, the Dictionary of Women's Biography
is an invaluable reference source, priced for every woman's bookshelf.
Praise for Third Edition:
"Recommended for public and academic libraries"--Library Journal
"The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography" contains details of the lives of over 2100 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to TV chefs, engineers to stand up comics, pilots to poisoners. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and a bibliographical survey, this dictionary of women's biography is an invaluable reference source.
About the Author
's latest book is The Lunar Men
which won Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. Her biography of William Hogarth was published in September 1997 and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award. She writes and reviews for, amongst other publications, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Independent on Sunday.
Maggy Hendry grew up in Scotland and was educated in St Andrews and at the University of Kent. She is a freelance writer working in educational and encyclopedic publishing. She became interested in the lives and struggles of third world women through working in West Africa and travelling in India, and she worked for a time in a London-based information exchange for women worldwide. She is currently writing a novel set in East Africa in the 19th century. She has two grown up children and now lives in Kent.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations * Foreword to First Edition * Acknowledgements to First Edition * Note on Second Edition * Acknowledgements for Second Edition * Note on Third Edition * Acknowlegdements for Third Edition * Additional Reference Sources * A Note on Presentation * The Dictionary Subject Index