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Rachel Holmes is the author of, most recently, Eleanor Marx: A Life (Bloomsbury).
The diarist has been mythologised as a brave witness to evil, but it’s as an ordinary teenager growing into maturity that she speaks most forcefully to us today.
After successfully earning Jane Austen a place on the £10 note, Caroline Criado-Perez has turned to feminist action around the globe.
Energetic and confident, the heir to the Sackville dynasty always felt comfortable in her own skin. Being Vita wasn’t the problem – patriarchy was.
Eleanor braved the world to test what she’d learned from Marx and Engels at the family hearth.
No one knows exactly how many people died on the Death Railway, but Richard Flanagan’s new novel brings them back to life.