Normal Women: From the Number One Bestselling Author Comes 900 Years of Women Making History

£12.5
FREE Shipping

Normal Women: From the Number One Bestselling Author Comes 900 Years of Women Making History

Normal Women: From the Number One Bestselling Author Comes 900 Years of Women Making History

RRP: £25.00
Price: £12.5
£12.5 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods

Description

Nearing present day, however, we’re reminded that with full equality elusive still, this is not yet a tale of triumph. And yet I hold out hope for the book that Hogarth sees the ending as the real psychological horror story because of her hellish prophecy foreshadowing. If you’re going down the mommy influencer route, where are the online pedophiles and the child exploitation? But that energy is what is going to make people love this book, so if you ruin their love for the book with the ending, you ruin the book for them. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It has changed my understanding entirely and I don't think it an exaggeration to say it has/ will change my life as it has certainly changed my understanding of what it is to be a woman. I was a bit irritated by fairly frequent repeats of certain sections, which to start with made me wonder, how I managed to have gone back to a part I had already listened to.But just as she’s preparing to embrace this opportunity, Renata disappears, leaving Dani to step into another role entirely – detective. There is certainly allusions to horror elements and an underlying mystery (which the synopsis heavily advertises yet is a very minor part of the book), but ultimately the book is very much a simple domestic fiction with an abrupt and unrealistic ending. Throughout History, they have so often been expected to act as genteel ladies and confined to the home - often described as the 'angel in the house'.

And I actually would have rated this at least another star if the ending was more exciting or something that was more impactful.I found the entire first half of the book so lackluster and I didn't really know where it was going. As a mother to a baby and a toddler, I found the depictions of motherhood and its struggles and ambivalences to be right on the mark. A recognized authority on women’s history, she graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Her fearlessness and utter lack of inhibition animate the desperate longing and bitter trauma at the heart of this ghost story, administered with a steady drip of comic relief. Dani was a very bland and unlikeable protagonist for me, and ancillary characters only existed to push the narrative forward without offering much else.

But Hogarth stops short, too busy dissing the patriarchy and then shifting the novel in some odd directions, tonally, that full-stops the book in a rushed, flat-lined ending. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen\'s Fool.That doesn't happen for most of the book and I felt like it was mostly just Dani talking to her mom friends aka "normal women" and secretly hating her husband. That seems unfair because it’s written way better than some of the four stars I’ve read this year, but the ending might put it on my worst books of the year list. I found this very heavy going as there is no narrative flow and too often reads as one long list of women's names after another. A beautifully woven history of women which details the origins of today's inequalities such as, how women's labour moved from valued and paid to being invisible and free and why we have been forced into two genders.



  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns

Fruugo

Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop