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What We Talk About When We Talk About Herstory


Nan Britton is another one of history’s forgotten women, cast aside and lost between the pages of textbooks. She’s not alone; there’s Vera Nabokov, the writer’s devoted spouse and saver of Lolita; there’s Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway’s first wife; and Beryl Markham, aviator and American expat who lived wildly and wondrously in Africa. Only now are these women beginning to come to light, to take their rightful place in history.

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