The Button Box

Author: Lynn Knight

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9780701188917

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Page: 320

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I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandmaâe(tm)s buttons as they scattered from their Quality Street tin. An inlaid wooden chest the size of a shoe box holds Lynn Knightâe(tm)s button collection. A collection that has been passed down through three generations of women: a chunky sixties-era toggle from a favourite coat, three tiny pearl buttons from her motherâe(tm)s first dress after she was adopted as a baby, a jet button from a time of Victorian mourning. Each button tells a story. âe~They change our view of the world and the worldâe(tm)s view of usâe(tm) said Virginia Woolf of clothes. The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work from pre-First World War domesticity, through the first clerical girls in silk blouses, to the delights of beading and glamour in the thirties to short skirts and sexual liberation in the sixties.
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The Button Box

Lifting the Lid on Women's Lives

Author: Lynn Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819153X

Category: History

Page: 320

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A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight’s family – each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women’s lives and their clothes with elegance and wit.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0099593092

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Stitches in Time

The Story of the Clothes We Wear

Author: Lucy Adlington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505097

Category: Design

Page: 464

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Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. Starting with underwear – did you know Elizabeth I owned just one pair of drawers, worn only after her death? – she moves garment by garment through Western attire, exploring both the items we still wear every day and those that have gone the way of the dodo (sugared petticoats, farthingales and spatterdashers to name but a few). Beautifully illustrated throughout, and crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts, Stitches in Time shows how the way we dress is inextricably bound up with considerations of aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle – and offers us the chance to truly appreciate the extraordinary qualities of these, our most ordinary possessions.
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The Century Girls

The Final Word from the Women Who've Lived the Past Hundred Years of British History

Author: Tessa Dunlop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471161346

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Page: 368

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ''Tessa Dunlop made pains to select women from broad walks of life and succeeds in weaving a rich tapestry of experiences.''The Independent ''A warm-hearted and engaging read, The Century Girls is replete with wonderful characters.'' Sunday Express ''Dunlop has pulled off an impressive feat of oral history...creating a moving portrait of a world that is now lost forever.'' Who Do You Think You Are?? A celebration of the one-hundred years since British women got the vote, told, in their own voices, by six centenarians: Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis - The Century Girls? In 2018 Britain celebrates the centenary of some women getting the vote. The intervening ten decades have witnessed staggering change, and The Century Girls features six women born in 1918 or before who haven''t just witnessed that change, they''ve lived it. Empire shrank, war came and went, and modern society demanded continual readjustment.... the Century Girls lasted the course, and this book weaves together their lifetime''s adventures - what they were taught, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of the British Isles, this is a time-travel epic featuring our oldest, most precious national treasures. Edna, 102, was a domestic servant born in Lincolnshire. Helena is 101 years old and the eldest of eight born into a Welsh farming family. Olive, 102, began life as a child of empire in British Guiana and was one of the first women to migrate to London after the war. There''s Ann, a 103-year-London bohemian; 100-year-old Phyllis, daughter of the British Raj, who has called Edinburgh home for nearly eighty years; and finally ''young'' Joyce - a 99-year-old Cambridge classicist who''s still at work. It is through the prism of these women''s very long lives that The Century Girls provides a deeply personal account of British history over the past one hundred years. Their story is our story too. Further praise for The Century Girls ''It features among others my teacher and mate, 99 year old Joyce Reynolds, going super strong and still a stern and helpful critic.'' Mary Beard ''A delightful book . . . all about women and women''s lives.'' Jane Garvey, Radio 4 Woman''s Hour? ''A deeply personal and moving account of the last 100 years of British history.'' The Bookseller ''It''s a brilliant book... It''s fantastic!'' Chris Evans, Radio 2 Breakfast Show ''What better way to mark the centenary of some British women getting the vote than to read about inspirational women who witness revolutionary changes? Six centenarians reminisce on their incredible century. A history lesson to savour.'' The Lady ''A warm-hearted and engaging read, The Century Girls is replete with wonderful characters.'' Sunday Express ''"The book offers a highly personal insight into British society over the past century...... The frank, probing style of Dunlop''s interview technique allows us access to a series of revealing and enlightening stories which would otherwise have been lost...... Dunlop manages to capture these unique personalities in her book with a touching intimacy that never strays into sentimentality." - The Scotsman "Tessa Dunlop has found a uniquely personal touch... Dunlop has pulled of an impressive feat of oral history, weaving the women''s memories of their long lives into a coherent narrative and setting it in the context of events at the time... They recount their memories in incredible details, creating a moving portrait of a world that is now lost forever. If you have older female relatives this book will inspire you to capture their stories" - Who Do You Think You Are? ''This year is the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain....Tessa Dunlop has had one of those ideas that belong firmly in the ''simple-but-brilliant'' category: speaking to six women who''ve been alive for all those hundred years.... The result is a wonderful blend of British history with individual stories - and for any reader under about 90, an often startling reminder of how much things have changed.'' Reader''s Digest
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Texas Through Women's Eyes

The Twentieth-Century Experience

Author: Judith N. McArthur,Harold L. Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029277835X

Category: History

Page: 328

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Texas women broke barriers throughout the twentieth century, winning the right to vote, expanding their access to higher education, entering new professions, participating fully in civic and political life, and planning their families. Yet these major achievements have hardly been recognized in histories of twentieth-century Texas. By contrast, Texas Through Women's Eyes offers a fascinating overview of women's experiences and achievements in the twentieth century, with an inclusive focus on rural women, working-class women, and women of color. McArthur and Smith trace the history of Texas women through four eras. They discuss how women entered the public sphere to work for social reforms and the right to vote during the Progressive era (1900–1920); how they continued working for reform and social justice and for greater opportunities in education and the workforce during the Great Depression and World War II (1920–1945); how African American and Mexican American women fought for labor and civil rights while Anglo women laid the foundation for two-party politics during the postwar years (1945–1965); and how second-wave feminists (1965–2000) promoted diverse and sometimes competing goals, including passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, gender equity in sports, and the rise of the New Right and the Republican party.
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Out of the Shadows

Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics

Author: Nina Byers,Gary Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521821975

Category: Science

Page: 471

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Authoritative 2006 description of pioneering women who made important contributions to physics from the twentieth century.
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A History of Britain in 21 Women

Author: Jenni Murray

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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I was ten years old when I came across Boadicea, and she became the first woman to make me realise that the designated future of a girl born in 1950 – to be sweet, domesticated, undemanding and super feminine – was not necessarily the case. Boadicea battled the Romans. Nancy Astor fought in Parliament. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned for female suffrage. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became a pioneering physician in a man’s profession. Mary Quant revolutionised the fashion industry. Britain has traditionally been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. It’s high time that it was defined by its women. In this unique history, Jenni Murray tells the stories of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change. Famous queens, forgotten visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians – all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. In Murray’s hands their stories are enthralling and beguiling; they have the power to inspire us once again.
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Lives of the Monster Dogs

A Novel

Author: Kirsten Bakis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374716471

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction After a century of cruel experimentation, a haunted race of genetically and biomechanically uplifted canines are created by the followers of a mad nineteenth-century Prussian surgeon. Possessing human intelligence, speaking human language, fitted with prosthetic hands, and walking upright on their hind legs, the monster dogs are intended to be super soldiers. Rebelling against their masters, however, and plundering the isolated village where they were created, the now wealthy dogs make their way to New York, where they befriend the young NYU student Cleo Pira and—acting like Victorian aristocrats—become reluctant celebrities. Unable to reproduce, doomed to watch their race become extinct, the highly cultured dogs want no more than to live in peace and be accepted by contemporary society. Little do they suspect, however, that the real tragedy of their brief existence is only now beginning. Told through a variety of documents—diaries, newspaper clippings, articles for Vanity Fair, and even a portion of an opera libretto—Kirsten Bakis’s Lives of the Monster Dogs uses its science-fictional premise to launch a surprisingly emotional exploration of the great themes: love, death, and the limits of compassion. A contemporary classic, this edition features a new introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.
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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Lap-Sized Board Book

Author: Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547539193

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Ella Sarah may be little, but she has a BIG sense of style—and it shows in her very colorful favorite outfit. Her mom, dad, and sister want her to dress just like them, but when her flamboyantly dressed friends arrive, it’s clear that Ella Sarah’s sense of style is just right.
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Worn Stories

Author: Emily Spivack

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616893605

Category: Design

Page: N.A

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Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past—clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.
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Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail

Author: Lucy Johnston

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume. Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style
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The Delineator

Author: R. S. O'Loughlin,H. F. Montgomery,Charles Dwyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dressmaking

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The Machine Stops (機器休止)

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 5

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'"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."' E.M. Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but these two affecting short stories brilliantly combine the fantastical with the allegorical. In 'The Machine Stops', humanity has isolated itself beneath the ground, enmeshed in automated comforts, and in 'The Celestial Omnibus' a young boy takes a trip his parents believe impossible. This book contains The Machine Stops and A Celestial Omnibus.
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Out to Work

A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States

Author: Alice Kessler-Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195157095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this landmark book, the author has updated the original and written a new Afterword.
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Divided Lives

American Women in the Twentieth Century

Author: Rosalind Rosenberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809016311

Category: History

Page: 330

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In this lively and informed exploration of women’s lives in the larger context of U.S. social and political history, Rosalind Rosenberg shows how American traditions of federalism, racial and ethnic diversity, geographic mobility, and relative abundance have both aided and hindered women’s strides toward equality.
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The Lady in Gold

The Extraordinary Tale of Gustave Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Author: Anne Marie O'Connor

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 1101873124

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Shares the dramatic and fantastical events that shaped the creation of the Austrian Symbolist painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the beautiful Viennese Jewish salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's bizarre fate.
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History of the World in 1,000 Objects

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436634

Category: History

Page: 480

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DK's History of the World in 1,000 Objects looks at world history from a new perspective. One thing that defines humans is our talent for making things, from everyday objects to inventions that change the world. Objects speak volumes about ancient civilizations, telling us how our ancestors lived as well as what they believed and valued. DK uses its hallmark visual approach to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history.
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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
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The Golden Rule

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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