Kathryn Hughes

Now It Can Be Told

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life


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Mary Wollstonecraft turns out to have been the kind of person that gives women a bad name. A moaner, manipulative, and bossy as hell, she managed to annoy pretty much everyone with whom she came into contact. The evidence has always been there, but it is only now, after twenty-five years of ‘Girls’ Own’ history writing, that Janet Todd feels able to tell the inconvenient truth.

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