THE SHE CHRONICLES: HISTORY’S MAVERICK WOMEN, by Lisa Rodgers. Published by Iron Press (0191-253 1901). £8. Softback.
THE poet has combined her interest in history, biography and the female experience to evoke the voices of 13 “courageous, unconventional, pioneering and indomitable spirits” – some remarkable Restoration and 18th century women.
This first published collection of her work is illustrated with portraits of the subjects, who include Mary Shelley, Anne Bonny, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aphra Behn, Dido Belle and Fanny Burney.