Johanna Braithwaite the english bookseller of Orell Füssli Basel recommends:
“What Would Boudicca Do?” Everyday Problems Solved By History’s Most Remarkable Women by E. Foley & B. Coates / CHF 16.90
“Tired of being talked over in meetings? Or having your patronising boss present your ideas as his own?” is the beginning of the first chapter of “What Would Boudicca (or Rosa Parks, Sappho, Frida Kahlo or Elizabeth I to name but a few) do”.
Theory is, there is a strong and remarkable woman to help you with whatever everyday problem you may be facing. Be that standing up to bullies (Rosa Parks), Sappho and how to back yourself, or there is a chapter on Frida Kahlo and finding your own style or Elizabeth I and punchy public speaking. The list is long (50 impressive women in total) so you are sure to find solutions to most of your predicaments.
And not only that, but by reading about those partly forgotten women, one also learns a bit of women’s history in an easy and entertaining way.
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