Read all about amazing women for International Women’s Day

All around the world, International Women’s Day (Sunday March 8) represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women. We have put together a short list of titles of some of the world’s most amazing and inspiring women…

The Bletchley girls : war, secrecy, love and loss : the women of Bletchley Park tell their story by Tessa Dunlop

The story of the women of Bletchley Park, Britain’s top secret code-breaking school, is told through exclusive interviews with the women who served their country, and the impact that their service had on the rest of their lives.

I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

My own story by Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. but she rose to become a guiding light of the Suffragette movement.

Whiskey women : the untold story of how women saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish whiskey by Fred Minnick

Whiskey Women tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia’s first beer brewers and distillers to America’s rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition.

Sisters, secrets and sacrifice by Susan Ottway

Sisters, Secrets and Sacrifice is the incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, two sisters who risked everything to fight for our freedom during the Second World War.

Women of Scotland by David R. Ross

The remarkable stories of Scottish women throughout history…Featuring Scottish heroines such as the Bruce women, Black Agnes and the witches of Scotland.

Daffodil girls : Stories of love, loss and friendship from the women behind our heroes by Kitty Dimbleby

For every brave soldier putting their life on the line for Queen and country, there is a second, more subtle sort of heroism at work back at base in Britain. “Daffodil Girls” is the story of the women behind the soldiers of The 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh.

Angels of mercy : Nurses on the Western front by Eileen Crofton

This is the story of the wartime experiences of a group of women who ran a field hospital near the trenches during World War I, often under conditions of great hardship.

Angela Merkel : The authorized biography by Stefan Kornelius; Translated by Anthea Bell

With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy.


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