non-fiction review

Ssssh! The girls are working

This week saw the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day and, in honour of the occasion, Amy Grant has reviewed Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black and Stevyn Colgan, which recounts the stories of some of the often overlooked (but extremely important) 'women in tech' who worked at the famous site during the Second World War...

Women of Bristol

Megan Stodel reviews Women and the City: Bristol 1373-2000, edited by Madge Dresser, and explores the worth of local history in providing more well-rounded accounts of women's lives during various eras ...

Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent

Laurie Penny's new book brings together a diverse collection of her writing from online content to newspaper columns. Sarah Graham reviews the works of one of the most prominent voices of the new left as she provides analysis, interviews and first-hand accounts of everything from the UK student protests to vajazzling ...

The 21st Century Motherhood Movement

Andrea O'Reilly argues that activist mothers are creating an autonomous and distinct social movement. Adele Jones reviews this first anthology of its kind, which profiles organisations who are all fighting for a shift in the value given to the roles and responsibilities of motherhood ...