HERE WE STAND: WOMEN CHANGING THE WORLD
Edited by Angharad Penrhyn Jones, Helena Earnshaw
A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world. Through a series of interviews and articles, 17 key British women campaigners talk intimately about the difficult and exhilarating nature of their work.
WINNER OF THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD FOR RADICAL PUBLISHING 2015
"A beautiful and necessary book full of passion, humour, encouragement, information and hope.
This is the kind of writing that saves lives." A.L. Kennedy
WALKING TO GREENHAM: HOW THE PEACE CAMP BEGAN AND THE COLD WAR ENDED
By Ann Pettitt
A young mother bringing up her children on a smallholding in rural Wales, Ann Pettitt began a movement that changed the face of modern history.
Walking to Greenham is a moving, enlightening and intimate memoir of a time when many thought a nuclear conflagration imminent. Its message is no less important or relevant now.
"...poignant and insightful" The Spokesman
"A clear-eyed moving account" The Times
"a bustling, energetic account of Greenham and beyond." The Guardian
"A riot of a read" Sunday Telegraph
THE VERY SALT OF LIFE: WELSH WOMEN'S POLITICAL WRITINGS FROM CHARTISM TO SUFFRAGE
Edited by Jane Aaron, Ursula Masson
This innovative and ground-breaking anthology covers a century of Welsh women's political writings, from the 1830s to the 1930s; its diverse contributors include female Chartists, patriotic defenders of Wales and its language, feminists working for women's equality within religious and educational institutions, temperance campaigners, Liberal Party supporters, early socialists, and 'votes for women' activists. Incorporating material in Welsh (with translations) as well as English, its wide range of sources include political party archives, unpublished manuscripts, and contributions by women to Welsh-American as well as British periodicals.
A WOMAN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
By Elizabeth Andrews. Edited by Ursula Masson
Elizabeth Andrews was one of the most influential female political activists of the early 20th century, yet her contribution has never been given the plaudits received by men of the same era.
Born in 1882 she was one of eleven children in a Rhondda mining family too poor to afford an education for their clever daughter. A Woman's Work is Never Done, first published in 1957, is a rare first-hand account of a childhood and family life in the Rhondda at the end of the nineteenth century. It describes the pioneering work that led to Andrews becoming the Labour Party's first Women's Organiser for Wales from 1919-1947. In this new edition, her newspaper articles on poverty and its impact on mining families give a further insight into the struggles of women and the working class for a better life.
"Elizabeth Andrews was, in my view, a truly great Welsh woman." Glenys Kinnock