Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including A History of Britain in 21 Women and Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter. She lives in Hampstead Garden Suburb, north London, and the Peak District.
`Charming...[Murray's] selection is pleasingly varied... but the
strength of the collection lies in Murray's relaxed and intimate
style... a testament to the achievements and the complicated
legacies, of extraordinary women.' * BBC History Magazine
`In this interesting twist on collective biography...has chosen 21 women to document history... Whether browsing for fun or reading cover to cover, readers will find this equally satisfying.' * Booklist *
`Ambitious, engaging and accessible. Who better than Jenni Murray to curate this whistle-stop tour of the globe and introduce twenty-one women who in different times and different places dared to be different?' -- Dr Anna Whitelock, author of Mary Tudor: England's First Queen
`A valuable resource for all readers. Jenni Murray's collection of distinguished women is illuminating and inspiring.' -- Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley