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    • The Housekeeper's Tale

    • The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House
    • By: Tessa Boase
    • Narrated by: Tessa Boase
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 102

    The Housekeeper's Tale reveals the personal sacrifices, bitter disputes and driving ambition that shaped these women's careers. Using secret diaries, unpublished letters, and the neglected service archives of our stately homes, Tessa Boase tells the extraordinary stories of five working women who ran some of Britain's most prominent households.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly intriguing

    • By Pamela Jane on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather

    • Fashion, Fury and Feminism - Women's Fight for Change
    • By: Tessa Boase
    • Narrated by: Tessa Boase
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad of militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. This is the intriguing story behind that feather. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women's campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was radical: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst but with opposite beliefs.

    Regular price: $20.24