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Gender Rebels

50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Includes audio exclusive bonus material: Suranne Jones, Maya Jama, Gemma Cairney and Anneka Harry discuss their favourite Gender Rebels, feminism, their female role models and how women are missing (or misrepresented) in the history books.  

Meet the unsung sheroes of history: the diverse, defiant and daring (wo)men who changed the rules, and their identities, to get sh*t done.

You’ll encounter Kit Cavanagh, the swaggering Irish dragoon who was the first woman to be buried in London with full military honours; marauding 18th-century pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, who collided on the high seas after swapping their petticoats for pantaloons; Ellen Craft, an escaped slave who masqueraded as a white master to spirit her husband-to-be to freedom; and Billy Tipton, the swinging jazz musician, who led a double life as an adult, taking five wives along the way.

A call to action for the modern world, this book celebrates the #GenderRebels who paved the way for women everywhere to be soldiers and spies; kings and queens; firefighters, doctors, pilots; and a Swiss Army knife’s-worth more. These superbly spirited (wo)men all had one thing in common: they defied the rules to progress in a man’s world.

©2019 Anneka Harry (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Why aren’t we taught this in school?

Loved this audiobook. It’s so informative about women’s history and I think would be inspiring for women and for young people especially. We need to be hearing these stories so we can move forward in a fair society. It’s not your usual dry history either...it’s bitesize and fun, full of laughs and roll-your-eyes moments as well as poignant and hard hitting struggles. Definitely recommend

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An absorbing but fun historic account

A well researched informative account of the lives of some extraordinary women told in the authors own unique style

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  • 11-06-20

Inspired, Informed & delighted!

I really had not expected to be surprised by the women who's histories were chosen! but, surprised, I was. delightfully so😍 The narrator's (all women) were especially charming❤. loved the pirate story - " the harrrbarrh!"😂