The Lost History of the Lady Aeronauts

Sharon Wright

Date Published :
July 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399005388
Pages : 184
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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From have-a-go Georgians to emancipated Edwardians, the lady aeronauts were actresses, writers, heiresses, scientists, engineers, explorers, showgirls and suffragettes. These unsung trailblazers for female freedom enjoyed lives shot through with sheer courage and joie de vivre. Yet they were all but forgotten. Hold on tight for a white-knuckle balloon ride through their remarkable real life stories…

Praise for Sharon Wright! -

"Sharon Wright tells a fabulous tale, and has uncovered some terrific stories of long forgotten heroines of the air. Some stories are comic, many are tragic, many are a bit of both, and she tells it brilliantly." Bristol Post

"A simply brilliant history that rescues from undeserved obscurity a roster of pioneering women in the very beginning of the age of aviation … an inherently fascinating and impressively informative read from cover to cover." Midwest Book Review

"You couldn’t want for a better antidote to pinkness than these tales of girls and women unleashing their pluck and inventiveness in the unregulated age of balloonomania… This is history at its most satisfying." Damesnet

"You don't need to be interested in ballooning or anything to enjoy this book - it is just a thoroughly entertaining read from a really good writer." Amazon review

"History has never been so much fun!" What’sHerName podcast

About The Author

Sharon Wright is an author, journalist and playwright. She was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and lives in South West London with her family. She has worked as a writer, editor and columnist for leading national magazines, newspapers and websites.

She is also the author of critically acclaimed plays performed in Yorkshire and London. Her first book Balloonomania Belles was serialized in the Mail on Sunday and received widespread coverage, including on BBC Woman’s Hour and in the New York Post.

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