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Happy International Women’s Day 2017


international women's day

Just in case you missed it, International Women’s Day  is being celebrated around the world today, March 8th 2017. My way of joining in is to share a very small selection of the some memorable women I’ve encountered in literature over the years.


Marian Sutro from the WW2 novel The Girl Who Flew From the Sky  (U.S. edition Trapeze)









Ruth Jefferson a midwife in the contemporary novel  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


Sophie Kent a British journalist in the thriller Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson










Nujeen Mustafa a disabled Syrian refugee who travelled to Germany with her sister and  her amazing story










Wilma Johnson, British artist, writer, mother and Surf Mama










Maisie Dobbs the main character in the detective series set between the War Years in London by Jacqueline Winspeare.










Do you recognise any of these women?

Who would you choose to celebrate IWD2017?



4 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day 2017”

  1. Happy International Women’s Day! I have read a piece about Nujeen, as well as an interview she gave, and she seems like such a positive and cool girl. I’d love to meet her one day, to be honest. I love Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, she’s one of my favorite writers, you should check out her works, if you haven’t already 🙂

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