Tomorrow (February 26) sees the publication of my new book The Women Who Built Bristol (Tangent Books), which is a fundraising project for the charity Bristol Women's Voice. I'm really chuffed with the finished book - it was so much hard work but now having the actual book back makes it so worthwhile.
The best way to buy copies is direct from Bristol Women's Voice on this link - this is the only way to ensure that every single penny you spend goes to the charity. So please do buy direct.
Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton. The Women Who Built Bristol is a bursting compendium of brilliant women who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today. From pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to lord mayors, this book shows that Bristol was built by women. Also contains 30 brand new illustrations.
“Jane Duffus and fellow contributors of The Women Who Built Bristol introduce us to a glorious and eclectic set of women who are linked to Bristol. This a wonderful reminder of the texture of women’s lives and their influence in every sphere – something historical accounts often forget. A great initiative from Bristol Women’s Voice, I hope other cities also follow suit.”
Helen Pankhurst; granddaughter of Sylvia and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
UPCOMING TALKS (AND ASSOCIATED EVENTS I'M INVOLVED WITH):
Monday, February 26 - The Women Who Built Bristol book launch Friday, March 2 - What The Frock! Comedy takeover of Claire Cavanagh's afternoon show on BBC Bristol Radio Saturday, March 3 - 1pm - The Women Who Built Bristol panel event and book signing (with me, Finn Mackay, Naomi Paxton and Jacqui Furneaux) at City Hall, Bristol (free, part of BWV International Women's Day event) Thursday, March 8 - 12pm. The Women Who Built Bristol talk at CW IWD event. Thursday, March 8 - 7pm - The Women Who Built Bristol talk at Murmuration's International Women's Day event at The Forge, Bristol (info on this link) Tuesday, March 20 - 7.30pm - The Women Who Built Bristol talk at Women's Institute, Gloucester Road, Bristol (WI members only)
- Tuesday, March 27 - What The Frock! Comedy event (fundraiser for BWV, with comedians Cerys Nelmes, Kate Smurthwaite, Evelyn Mok, Amy Mason and Ada Campe)
- Thursday, May 10 - 6.30pm - Helen Pankhurst talk, Deeds Not Words, at St George's Bristol (a ticketed Festival of Ideas event, info on this link)
- Thursday, May 10 - 8pm - The Women Who Built Bristol panel event (with me, Rosemary Caldicott and Helen Wilde) at St George's Bristol (a ticketed Festival of Ideas event, tickets on sale soon)
- Thursday, May 24 - 12.30pm - The Women Who Built Bristol talk at Bristol Central Library (more info available soon)
This list will be updated as and when new events are announced and tickets (if appropriate) go on sale. Please do contact me if you know of a suitable event or group to whom I could deliver a talk about The Women Who Built Bristol.