I received this book as a member of Rosie’s Review Team ( #RBRT) in return for an honest review.
I gave Generation W 4* out of 5*
THE NEW GROUNDBREAKING BOOK FEATURING 100 INSPIRING BRITISH WOMEN WRITING ABOUT LIVING THROUGH 100 YEARS SINCE WOMEN BEGAN TO RECEIVE THE VOTE
Generation W is a collection of 100 uncensored interviews with 100 unapologetic and leading British women from all generation who answer the same ten questions about what it was like to live through the 100 years since women began to receive the vote.
Dr Averil Mansfield – The first British female professor of surgery.
Sally Gunnell – The only female athlete to win Gold at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth level.
Laura London – At 16 years old Laura was homeless, at 18 years old she was the youngest female magician to be inducted into the Magic Circle.
Alice Powell – on the centenary of women receiving the vote, Alice Powell became the first female racing driver to win a race in Saudi Arabia, in the same year it was finally made legal for women to drive in the country.
Stacey Copeland – growing up, boxing was illegal for women to compete in, in 2018 Stacey Copeland would become the first British woman to win a Commonwealth Title.
The great-granddaughter of legendary suffragette Emmeline Pankurst, HELEN PANKHURST
The first Black leader of a British political party MANDU REID
Former Vogue cover model, leading actress and environmentalist LILY COLE
Beyonce ‘Freedom’ and ‘Runnin’ songwriter CARLA-MARIE WILLIAMS
The first mainstream celebrated female of rock music SUZI QUATRO
Ten times European Gold Medallist Speed Skater ELISE CHRISTIE
BBC Radio 1 DJ JAMZ SUPERNOVAM
PR legend and activist LYNNE FRANKS OBE
Elusive grafitti artist BAMBI
Former Chair of British Library and principal at Newnham College, Cambridge University DAME CAROL BLACK
And many more.
Reading within you will find inspiring stories and truths on how remarkable women have overcome their toughest moments and be able to discover what makes them truly happy, beyond the accolades and legacy. Generation W is one of the most intimate and inspiring books of the 21st century. Now that is on Ebook you can read it anywhere and any time. Perfect for when you need a reminder what you can achieve when you fight for what you want in life.
This book is parental advised and features disturbing themes such as suicide attempts, drug usage, death, violence and more.
I have dipped into this book over the last few weeks and, on the whole, enjoyed ‘listening‘ to the voices of so many inspiration women giving their opinions and their voice to what it is like to be a woman living in these times. There are many sections: arts, sports, feminism, music, politics – so many different walks in life; so varied. Some so intense that it’s only been possible to read one or two before having to set the book aside to think about their issues, their points of view. I have to admit there have been so many scenarios that I have not had to deal with in my life – and I have great admiration for the strength of character that comes through in the telling.
A small note of disappointment and something that could easily be rectified; the book does need another edit and proofreading. I’ll leave it at that.
However. the honesty and integrity shines throughout the book in these uncensored interviews and I have no hesitation in recommending Generation W. A word of warning though: this is a book to buy to keep, to, as I say above, to dip into. It’s actually a book I will give to my granddaughter when she is older. It shows that so much can be achieved by anyone with determination and self- belief
Link to buy:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3aTAGFP
Thank you Judith.
An interesting book, Rosie.
An honest and considered review, Judith. I’m tempted to add this one to my Kindle and read one or two when the fancy takes me!
It is interesting, Alex, but a solid book that needs to be dipped into more than anything else.x
I appreciate your candor in your review Judith. Sounds a bit of a heavy read. ❤
It is, Debby. One to dip into every now and then. But interesting. Thank you for commenting. xx
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