Before 1901: A Woman’s Place
gives an overview of women’s status and roles before the 20th century
1900–1914: Deeds not Words
covers the suffragette movement and profiles Annie Kenney and Lady Constance Lytton
1914–1918: On Her their Lives Depend
deals with women’s work in the First World War – it includes profiles of Vera Brittain and Edith Cavell
The 1920s: The Modern Miss
covers the period which saw women gain the vote and an improved status under the law – it includes profiles of Marie Stopes and Lady Astor
The 1930s: Domestic Bliss or Suburban Neurosis
surveys the decade in which women (with a few exceptions) seem to disappear from the scene – it includes profiles of ‘Red’ Ellen Wilkinson and Amy Johnson
1939–1945: What Did You Do in the War, Mummy?
deals with the enormous contribution that women made to the war effort – it includes profiles of Violet Szabo and Vera Lynn
The 1940s/1950s: From Housewives’ Choice to Rock and Roll
covers the immediate post war years which saw changing expectations, the ending of the marriage bar and calls for equal pay – it includes profiles of Jill Craigie and Rosalind Franklin
The 1960s: Dolly Birds and Double Standards
questions whether the ‘swinging sixties’ really brought women freedom – it includes profiles of Mary Stott OBE and Mary Quant OBE
The 1970s: Feminists or Free Spirits?
deals with second wave feminism and the sexual revolution – it profiles Baroness Barbara Castle and Erin Pizzey
The 1980s/1990s: Having it All?
considers the period dominated by images of Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana – it profiles Dame Anita Roddick OBE and Baroness Patricia Scotland QC
includes some of the milestones of ‘the women’s century’
lists books of interest arranged under author