Bad Girls Throughout History
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216 pages



Hardcover, spot gloss, deboss; 100 full colour watercolour portraits

UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa


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Bad Girls Throughout History

100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolour portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute.

About the Author(s)
Ann Shen

Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Her bright, colourful style has been put to work on everything from young adult book covers to fashion doll packaging designs. Her illustration work has been featured on BuzzFeed, DesignWorkLife, The Fox Is Black, DesignLoveFest, Oh Joy! and Grazia, to name a few. Other clients include HarperCollins, the New York Times, Huffington Post, Anthropologie and Mattel. She lives in Los Angeles.

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