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Chin Up, Girls!: A Book of Women's Obituaries from the Daily Telegraph
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This is an inimitable collection of outrageous and unforgettable 20th-century women who refused to fulfill society's expectations. Their company includes the woman who survived 4 months adrift in a dinghy in the Pacific and the woman who played professional polo disguised as a man for 15 years, as well as the inimitable Dame Barbara Cartland and Fanny Cradock. Very few of the women featured were "celebrities," yet their stories represent a century of progress and change, capturing the spirit of those who came of age between Emancipation and the Equal Opportunities Act, whether high life or low life, pioneers or bluestockings.
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Taking its title from the inspiring lines of a matron whose nurses faced a WWII firing squad, this book is a fascinating portrayal of unforgettable and extraordinary characters united by their refusal to accept society's constraints.
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