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Jobs for the Girls
  • ISBN: 9781408713464
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: 21 September 2023
  • Publisher: Little Brown
  • Binding: Hardback

Jobs for the Girls - Release date: 21 September 2023

Ysenda Maxtone Graham

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From frequent Slightly Foxed contributor Ysenda Maxtone Graham, author of Mr Tibbits’s Catholic School and Terms & Conditions, comes Jobs for the Girls: How We Set Out to Work in the Typewriter Age, a new take on the history of women in Britain as told through the workplace.

Drawn from interviews with women from all sections of society who have ever had a job, Jobs for the Girls is a portrait of British women’s working lives from 1950, through cardigans and pearls, mini-skirts and shoulder pads to the pings of the first emails, via overalls, aprons and uniforms. Ysenda Maxtone Graham captures the atmosphere of workplaces in all their character: the jollities and the drudgeries, the good men and the vile, the women striking the balance between the world of work and the household. In short, this book explores all facets of this rich slice of British life.

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