'Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens…
'Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery.
'Cranky Ladies of History is a celebration of 22 women who challenged conventional wisdom about appropriate female behaviour, from the ancient world all the way through to the twentieth century. Some of our protagonists are infamous and iconic, while others have been all but forgotten under the heavy weight of history.
'Sometimes you have to break the rules before the rules break you.' (Publication summary)
Only works written by Australian authors or set in Australia are individually indexed on AustLit.
This collection also contains the work of the following international authors: Jane Yolen ('A Song For Sacagawea'), Nisi Shawl ('A Beautiful Stream'), Laura Lam ('The Lioness') Joyce Chng ('Charmed Life').