Knocking at the Gates

Great British Women who deserve greater recognition. Currently two volumes have been published.

‘An absolutely fascinating compilation of brief biographies of distinguished women in a range of professions who have in some way been neglected by history’

Amazon 5 star review

Biographical sketches for 100 Great British women including

Herta Ayrton Electrical engineer and first woman to win a Royal Society Prize
Catherine Booth Co-founder of the Salvation Army
Nicky, Baroness Chapman Disability rights campaigner in the House of Lords
Emily Davies Co-founder of Girton College, Cambridge
Eleanor Davies-Colley Founder of the South London Hospital for Women and Children
Margaret Damer Dawson Co-founder of the Women’s Police Service
Winifred Holtby Novelist and friends of Vera Brittain
Eglantyne Jebb Founder of the Save the Children Fund
Anne Lister Lesbian diarist and traveller
Olive Morris Black political activist who features on the Brixton pound
Mary Norton Author of Bed-Knob and Broomstick and The Borrowers
Anna Sewell Author of Black Beauty
Lucy Thomson Leading anti-slavery campaigner
Mabel Tuke Suffragette and friend of the Pankhursts
Ivy Williams First female barrister in England


‘Great selection of biographies of subjects who should join the pantheon of fame housed at the National Portrait Gallery’

Amazon 5 star review

Biographical sketches for 100 Great British women including

Mary Anning Fossil collector who changed thinking about prehistoric life
Mavis Batey Code breaker on the Enigma machines at Bletchley Park
Floella, Baroness Benjamin Children’s television presenter
Mary Billinghurst Paralysed suffragette who campaigned on her tricycle
Venetia Burney Suggested the name for the planet Pluto
Lady Evelyn, later Zainab Cobbold Traveller and convert to Islam
Delia Derbyshire Creator of the theme tune for Dr Who
Judy Fryd Founder of the organisation that became Mencap
Sarah Guppy Inventor of the suspension bridge
Valerie Hunter Gordon Inventor of the world’s first disposable nappy
Annie Kenney The working class suffragette
Mary, Lady Kinnaird A founder of the Young Women’s Christian Association
Helen Sharman Britain’s first astronaut
Emily Williamson A founder of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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