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Climbing the Bookshelves

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'The role of women in our society has changed out of all recognition. But it has changed least in the House of Commons. I want to describe those changes and the resistances to them through the magnifying glass of my own life, a life that coincides with our turbulent post-war history.' Shirley Williams was born to politics. As well as being influenced by her mother, Vera Brittian, her father George Caitlin, a leading political scientist, encouraged his daughter to have high ambitions for herself - including daring to climb the bookshelves in his library. Elected as MP for Hitchin in 1964, she was a member of the Wilson and Callaghan governments and was also the Secretary of State for Education. As one of the 'Gang of Four' Shirley Williams famously broke away from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981 and later supported its merger with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats. CLIMBING THE BOOKSHELVES is the voice of strong and passionate woman of luminous intelligence. Book condition throughout very good: dust jacket complete and unmarked, cloth covers very good and all pages crisp and clean - looks like the book has never been read. Book signed by the author on the title page.

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Added value:
First edition, dust jacket and signed by the author.
Author(s):
Shirley Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153x42
EAN-13:
9781844084760
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844084760
ISBN-13:
9781844084760
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Title:
Climbing the Bookshelves

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'The role of women in our society has changed out of all recognition. But it has changed least in the House of Commons. I want to describe those changes and the resistances to them through the magnifying glass of my own life, a life that coincides with our turbulent post-war history.' Shirley Williams was born to politics. As well as being influenced by her mother, Vera Brittian, her father George Caitlin, a leading political scientist, encouraged his daughter to have high ambitions for herself - including daring to climb the bookshelves in his library. Elected as MP for Hitchin in 1964, she was a member of the Wilson and Callaghan governments and was also the Secretary of State for Education. As one of the 'Gang of Four' Shirley Williams famously broke away from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981 and later supported its merger with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats. CLIMBING THE BOOKSHELVES is the voice of strong and passionate woman of luminous intelligence. Book condition throughout very good: dust jacket complete and unmarked, cloth covers very good and all pages crisp and clean - looks like the book has never been read. Book signed by the author on the title page.

Added value:
First edition, dust jacket and signed by the author.
Author(s):
Shirley Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153x42
EAN-13:
9781844084760
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844084760
ISBN-13:
9781844084760
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Title:
Climbing the Bookshelves

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