Essex Girls

Sarah Perry

£7.99

A feminist reckoning with the much-maligned county

Hardback

Biography & Memoir > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781788167451

Published October 2020

96 pages

Description

A defence and celebration of the Essex Girl by the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent. Essex Girls are disreputable, disrespectful and disobedient. They speak out of turn, too loudly and too often, in an accent irritating to the ruling classes. Their bodies are hyper-sexualised and irredeemably vulgar.

She summons its most unquiet spirits, from Protestant martyr Rose Allin to the indomitable Abolitionist Anne Knight, sitting them alongside Audre Lorde, Kim Kardashian and Harriet Martineau, and showing us that the Essex girl is not bound by geography. She is a type, representing a very particular kind of female agency, and a very particular kind of disdain: she contains a multitude of women, and it is time to celebrate them.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm