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Women from History: Inspirational women for the next generation How many of these women have you heard of? How many of these women do you know anything about? Have any of them ever inspired you? Have your own daughters heard of these inspirational women? If not, why not? If you are inspired to find out […]
Personal memories of Odette Hallowes. Odette Hallowes GC, MBE, Legion d’honneur (28 April 1912 – 13 March 1995) was an Allied Intelligence agent during World War 2. In this final part of a three part series, her Granddaughter, Sophie, shares personal memories of Odette. To me and Odette’s other grandchildren, Odette was always just Minou, […]
Odette Hallowes remembered by her granddaughter. Odette Hallowes GC, MBE, Legion d’honneur (28 April 1912 – 13 March 1995) was an Allied Intelligence agent during World War 2. In this second of a three part series, her granddaughter, Sophie, shares Odette’s story. On 16th April 1943, Odette and Peter Churchill were betrayed by a Double […]
Odette Hallowes remembered by her granddaughter. Odette Hallowes GC, MBE, Legion d’honneur (28 April 1912 – 13 March 1995) was an Allied Intelligence agent during World War 2. In this three part series, her granddaughter, Sophie, shares Odette’s story. Odette was born in 1912 in Northern France and it was never her intention to be […]
The women of Iceland went on strike to help their struggle for gender equality. On October 24, 1975, Iceland came to a virtual standstill when women took the day off. They left their typewriters and steno pads, put down their paint brushes, music books, and lecture notes, took off their aprons, left the dishes in the sink. […]
Deeds not Words. In June 2013 it was 100 years since Emily Wilding Davison died after stepping out in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby. Around this anniversary there was much debate about whether she deliberately or accidentally sacrificed her life for the suffragette cause and the extent to which her action […]
As the world of opera eagerly awaits the launch of the 81st Glyndebourne Festival on 2nd May, we are delighted to have an exclusive interview with its newest star, Louise Alder. Louise is a truly fascinating lady whose warm, feisty spirit may just take opera beyond the buffs and to audiences everywhere who just wanted […]
Elaine Stritch: everybody rise. I crossed paths with the redoubtable Elaine Stritch several times over the decades, each time more memorable and poignant than the last. She had that certain “je ne sais quoi” quality about her. You wanted to be near her because she made the moment more intense, more vibrant and alive; and […]
Joan Rivers Remembered – A Personal Reminiscence from Freedom Chevalier. When I first heard the news about Joan Rivers, my thought was this can’t be really happening. She was like your favourite aunt, someone you expected to always be there, offering sound, sage and sometimes completely outrageous counsel. She can’t be gone. No one else […]
We talk to successful career women. We seek the views of successful career women on life, work, family and everything! This month we talk to Jane Porter, a highly successful family lawyer who runs the family law department at Lester Aldridge. Lester Aldridge LLP is a nationally recognised law firm with offices in London, Bournemouth […]
Maureen Duffy discusses life and literature. Gaby Robinson-Wright took the opportunity of the Worthing WOW festival to ask Maureen Duffy for her thoughts on a wide range of topics … At the beginning of your career, you entered your first full-length play, Pearson, into a competition for The Observer. Although you didn’t win that particular […]
40 Years On: life for one of the Vietnamese Boat People. When I met up with Le-Quyen to talk about her leaving her homeland, I realized it was the first time I had met and talked to someone who was known as a ‘boat person.’ I have to admit my knowledge of Vietnam’s history was […]
Emmy Award winning Holland Taylor talks about her greatest accomplishment and giving one’s all. On January 14th, 2013 Holland Taylor celebrated her 70th birthday. Eight weeks later, her self-penned two-act play, ‘Ann” about the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in New York City’s famed Lincoln Centre. It was […]