Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather
Sunday 1 September
Venue: Royal Victoria Hotel
12.00 to 13.00
Tickets £7.50, students £5.00
Joint ticket with ‘Women of Westminster: the Women who Changed Politics’ with Rachel Reeves MP and Danuta Kean’: £15.00
Fashion, Fury and Feminism
Women’s Fight for Change is a 2018 book by Tessa Boase about Etta Lemon and her campaign against the use of feathers in millinery which led to the foundation of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Tessa Boase grew up on the Ashdown Forest, Sussex; studied English at Oxford and Italian in Florence; and has worked for a variety of magazines and national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph.
As a freelance journalist she’s written widely on society, the environment, the food chain, and the link between all three. As a narrative non-fiction author, her interests lie in uncovering stories of invisible women from the 19th and early 20th-centuries.
She’s married to the CNN journalist Nick Glass, and lives between the Sussex coast and a smallholding in the Sabine Hills, Italy.