800 years of women's letters

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An anthology of women's letters, studying the tradition of female letter-writing from the 12th century to the present. One of the few "allowable" forms of written expression open to women until the 18th century - even Jane Austen at first pretended her drawing-room scribbling was letters rather than the novel she was really working on - these private letters detail their daily lives, their sorrows and joys, small achievements, and the great rites of passage of birth, death and marriage. Both entertaining and informative, ...

800 Years of Women's Letters 2009, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752454795

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800 Years of Women's Letters 2003, Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750934367

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800 Years of Women's Letters 1998, Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750907255

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800 Years of Women's Letters 1994, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140233896

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800 Years of Women's Letters 1993, Faber & Faber, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780571198108

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800 Years of Women's Letters 1992, Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750900355

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