Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women’s Biography
4th edition, 2005, edited by Jenny Uglow, updated by Maggy Hendry,
‘ An excellent source …. Fascinating’, Daily Express
‘A a valuable and necessary volume’, Literary Review
Now a classic (if sometimes irreverent) reference book, this contains short biographies of over 2,500 women, from Cleopatra to Condoleeza Rice, Jane Austen to Madonna. Historical coverage has been broadened to include new research, and the scope ranges from politicians and poisoners, mountaineers and scientists, to activists from Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, India and South America.
Winner of the Fawcett Society Prize
The Vintage Book of Ghosts
Chatto & Windus 1997, Vintage 1998‘A wonderful, bursting anthology… hauntingly irresistible’, Nicholas Wollaston, Observer
This packed anthology picks gems from the literature of spooks, from Gilgamesh to Ghostbusters, from the Bible and Norse epics to writers of today, including Seamus Heaney, Peter Ackroyd, Haruki Murakami, A.S. Byatt and Will Self. Covering cultures from Japan to West Africa, Finland to New Zealand it is full of thrills, but also insights into our hidden feelings about death, longing and loss.