NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman
The first time the story of women’s progressive politics over the past thirty years has been told – by someone at the forefront of the movement.
Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles – personal, political and societal – have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past thirty years? From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this frank, inspiring and politically charged book is a crucial account of the progress (and occasional setbacks) made in fighting to change the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s.
Harriet Harman lives locally and spoke at the Dulwich Literary Festival in 2016.