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‘This is an important book about a social reformer of the Victorian era in danger of being forgotten. . . . A story of a woman who defied what was expected of her to make a difference – told in a wonderfully engaging way.’
Helen Pankhurst, author of Deeds not Words: The story of women's rights then and now
‘Josephine Butler challenged the contempt levelled at women who sold sex, and the unjust laws passed and enforced by men to punish them. Sharp, authoritative and eye-opening.’
Helen Lewis, journalist and author of Difficult Women: A history of feminism in 11 fights
‘A brilliantly readable account of the remarkable Josephine Butler, who turned the Victorian patriarchy on its head and changed the world for women at immense personal cost. If there is a canon of feminist heroines, Butler should be right at the top.'
Daisy Goodwin, novelist, screenwriter and author of Victoria