A fascinating page-a-day collection profiling extraordinary women of all races, eras, and nationalities.
Our past is full of influential women. Whether politicians, troublemakers, explorers, artists, and even the odd murderer, women have shaped society around the globe. But too often, these women have been unfairly confined to the margins of history.
On This Day She: Putting Women Back into History One Day at a Time corrects this imbalance. A day-by-day collection of inspiring stories about incredible women who made history but seldom received the acknowledgement they deserved, this book introduces readers to women of all colors, eras, and nationalities. From Queen Elizabeth I to Beyoncé, Doria Shafik to Lillian Bilocca, this book gives voice both to female icons and to those whom the history books have overlooked.
These women campaigned, cured, and adventured their way through life. They include musicians, painters, scientists, poets, and more. Spanning centuries, On This Day She is a record of human existence at its most authentic.
Jo Bell is a well-known UK poet and broadcaster. Her first career was in archaeology, working in the UK, Greece, and Turkey. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the Charles Causley Award, and has been featured on BBC national radio and TV.
Tania Hershman is a former science journalist and is now one of the pioneers of flash fiction in the UK. A Royal Literary Fund Fellow, she has written and edited many books, including an anthology of stories inspired by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. Her PhD was in creative writing inspired by particle physics.
Ailsa Holland is a poet, writer and activist whose research includes medieval literature and a PhD on British writers in 1930s Vienna. She was Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year in 2019, and her word art has been shown in exhibitions across the UK and even on the pavements of Cheshire.