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Read the fascinating story of one of the greatest unsung figures of the nature conservation movement, founder of the RSPB and icon of early animal rights activism, Etta Lemon.

Author: Tessa Boase

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781318140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'A great story of pioneering conservation.' Kate Humble A heroine for our times, Etta Lemon campaigned for fifty years against the worldwide slaughter of birds for extravagantly feathered hats. Her legacy is the RSPB, grown from an all-female pressure group of 1889 with the splendidly simple pledge: Wear No Feathers. Etta’s long battle against ‘murderous millinery’ triumphed with the Plumage Act of 1921 – but her legacy has been eclipsed by the more glamorous campaign for the vote, led by the elegantly plumed Emmeline Pankhurst. This gripping narrative explores two formidable heroines and their rival, overlapping campaigns. Moving from the feather workers’ slums to high society, from the first female political rally to the rise of the eco-feminist, it restores Etta Lemon to her rightful place in history – the extraordinary woman who saved the birds. ETTA LEMON was originally published in hardback in 2018 under the title of MRS PANKHURST'S PURPLE FEATHER. ‘Quite brilliant. Meticulous and perceptive. A triumph of a book.’ CHARLIE ELDER ‘Shocking and entertaining. The surprising story of the campaigning women who changed Britain.” VIRGINIA NICHOLSON ‘A fascinating and moving story, vividly told.’ JOHN CAREY ‘A fascinating clash of two causes: rights for women and rights for birds to fly free not adorn suffragettes’ hats. An illuminating story, provocative, well-researched and brilliantly told.’ DIANA SOUHAMI
2018-06-05 By Tessa Boase

In the eyes of Mrs Lemon and her Society for the Protection of Birds, Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather did not, in fact, represent murderous millinery. This was an ostrich plume, clipped in the Cape Colony from farmed birds: a highly ...

Author: Tessa Boase

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9780711263383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved the Birds is the story of a pioneering conservationist who led the campaign against the slaughter of wild birds for extravagantly feathered hats and coaxed the world to care for birds.
2021-07-06 By Tessa Boase

From Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather (2018) Etta Lemon For fifty years, from the 1870s to the 1920s, wild bird species from around the world were systematically slaughtered for the millinery trade in one of the most lucrative commodity ...

Author: Katharine Norbury

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781800180420

Category: Nature


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What would happen, I wondered, if I simply missed out the fifty per cent of the population whose voices have been credited with shaping this particular ‘cultural form’. If I coppiced the woodland, so to speak, and allowed the light to shine down to the forest floor and illuminate countless saplings now that a gap has opened in the canopy. . . There has, in recent years, been an explosion of writing about place, landscape and the natural world. But within this blossoming of interest, women’s voices have remained very much in the minority. For the very first time, this landmark anthology collects together the work of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about the natural world in Britain, Ireland and the outlying islands of our archipelago. Alongside the traditional forms of the travelogue, the walking guide, books on birds, plants and wildlife, Women on Nature embraces alternative modes of seeing and recording that turn the genre on its head. Katharine Norbury has sifted through the pages of women’s fiction, poetry, household planners, gardening diaries and recipe books to show the multitude of ways in which they have observed the natural world about them, from the fourteenth-century writing of the anchorite Julian of Norwich to the seventeenth-century travel journal of Celia Fiennes; from the keen observations of Emily Brontë to a host of brilliant contemporary voices. Women on Nature presents a groundbreaking vision of the natural world which, in addition to being a rich and scintillating anthology that shines a light on many unjustly overlooked writers, is of unique importance in terms of women’s history and the history of writing about nature.
2021-05-13 By Katharine Norbury

61 See Boase, T., Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather (London: Aurum Press, 2018). A campaign by which ladies were urged to write letters to any of their friends they saw wearing feathers started the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ...

Author: Professor John Simons

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743328736

Category: Science

Page: 321

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“For the first time, fish became our companions and a corner of many a Victorian parlour was given over to housing tiny fragments of their world enclosed in glass.” The experience of seeing a fish swimming in a glass tank is one we take for granted now but in Victorian England this was a remarkable sight. People had simply not been able to see fish as they now could with the invention of the aquarium and everything that went with it. Goldfish in the Parlour looks at the boom in the building of public aquariums, as well as the craze for home aquariums and visiting the seaside, during the reign of Queen Victoria. Furthermore, this book considers how people see and meet animals and, importantly, in what institutions and in what contexts these encounters happen. John Simons uncovers the sweeping consequences of the Victorian obsession with marine animals by looking at naturalist Frank Buckland’s Museum of Economic Fish Culture and the role of fish in the Victorian economy, the development of angling as a sport divided along class lines, the seeding of Empire with British fish and comparisons with aquarium building in Europe, USA and Australia. Goldfish in the Parlour interrogates the craze that took over Victorian England when aquariums “introduced” fish to parks, zoos and parlours.
2023-01-01 By Professor John Simons

... Boase's fascinating book Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather, a determined handful of women, who regarded the plumage trade with utter distaste and horror, managed to persuade thousands of likeminded people of their case.

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783351664

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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'A superb naturalist and writer.' CHRIS PACKHAM 'From Stone Age remains to modern day skyscrapers, Stephen Moss takes us on an exhilarating journey through place and time, providing a fascinating insight into nature's relationship with environments created by man.' DR MYA-ROSE CRAIG (BIRDGIRL) Welcome to The Accidental Countryside. This is the fascinating and remarkably empowering story of our influence upon the landscape and wildlife of these crowded islands, and of how wildlife has co-opted its most unlikely corners - even when we least expected it. From the seabirds sheltering in the prehistoric stone structures of Shetland to the peat diggings in Somerset teeming with life, and from the rare insects hidden in Belfast's docklands to the falcons that make London's Shard their home, Stephen Moss reveals the unexpected oases which foster the crucial links in the chain that bind the natural world together.
2020-03-17 By Stephen Moss

Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce, Yale: Yale University Press, 2008. Ackermann, Rudolph, The Repository of Arts, ... Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather. Fashion, Fury and Feminism-Women's Fight for Change, ...

Author: Isabella Campagnol

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781399098106

Category: Design

Page: 272

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In November 1922, the combined efforts of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon revealed to the world the 'wonderful things' buried in Tutankhamen’s tomb, Egypt had already been a source for new trends in fashion for quite some time: in the early 19th century, for example, Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign contributed to the popularization of Kashmir shawls, while the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869 stimulated 'Egyptianizing' trends in gowns, jewellery and textiles. Post-1922, a veritable Egyptomania craze invested all artistic fields, quickly becoming a dominant Art Deco motif: “flapper-style” dresses were elaborately embroidered with beaded “Egyptian” patterns, evening bags were decorated with hieroglyphics, brooches nonchalantly sported ancient scarabs, and the sleek black bobs favored by the admired icons of the time, Louise Brooks and Clara Bow, looked up to the fabled Egyptian beauty of Nefertiti and Cleopatra. Egyptomania often resurfaces in 21st-century fashion as well: the awe-inspiring John Galliano’s designs for Dior Spring-Summer 2004 brought back pharaonic crowns in lieu of headdresses in a triumph of gold-encrusted creations, the ancient practice of mummification was referenced by Iris van Herpen’s Fall 2009 collection and Egyptian vibes resonated in Chanel's Métiers d’Art 2018/2019 collection. Through the combination of rigorous fashion history research, intriguing images and well-informed, but approachable, writing, Style from the Nile offers a comprehensive overview of a fascinating phenomenon that, to this day, continues to have a mesmerizing appeal.
2022-07-28 By Isabella Campagnol

Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), 116; Tessa Boase, Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather: Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women's Fight for Change (London: Aurum Press, 2018).

Author: Anna-Katharina Wöbse

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110665789

Category: History

Page: 481

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Today, the environment seems omnipresent in European policy within and beyond the European Union. The idea of a shared European environment, however, has come a long way and is still being contested. Greening Europe focuses on the many ways people have interacted with nature and made it an issue of European concern. The authors ask how notions of Europe mattered in these activities and they expose the many entanglements of activists across the subcontinent who set out to connect and network, and to exchange knowledge, worldviews, and strategies that exceeded their national horizons. Moving beyond human agency, the handbook also highlights the eminent role nature played in both "greening" Europe and making Europe a shared environment.
2021-12-20 By Anna-Katharina Wöbse

Author: Diane Atkinson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105043415293

Category: Campaign management

Page: 140

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1992 By Diane Atkinson

Suddenly Charlotte saw Mrs Pankhurst. She wore a jacket and skirt of purple velvet, a high-necked white blouse, and a green waistcoat. Her hat was purple with a huge white ostrich feather and a veil. She had detached herself from the ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330525077

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The Man From St Petersburg is a dark tale of family secrets and political consequences. Ken Follett's masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the brink of war. A Secret Negotiation 1914. Tensions are rising as Europe finds itself caught in a web of alliances and dangerous warmongering. To help tip the balance in their favour Britain aims to draw Russia into an alliance with them instead of Germany. Czar Nicholas’s nephew, Prince Aleksei, is sent to London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden. A Play for Power Walden has a personal connection to Aleksei; his wife Lydia, is Aleksei’s aunt. But they are not the only ones interested in his arrival, including Walden’s daughter Charlotte, wilful, idealistic and with an awakening social conscience, Basil Thompson, head of Special Branch, and Felix Kschessinky, a ruthless Russian anarchist. A World at War With the British desperately needing a signed treaty and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the destinies of these characters become inextricably linked as the final private tragedy which threatens to shatter the Waldens’ complacency is acted out.
2011-02-23 By Ken Follett

A small lady bundled up in a fur coat, wearing a hat with purple feathers, got out of the car. 'That's her – that's the princess!' Manna said, and he started running after the dogs, with Alfie right ... 'Mrs Pankhurst wanted you to ...

Author: Megan Rix

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141385747

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Meet the leader of the Suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a particularly plucky pup, during a momentous time in history! Alfie can't believe his luck when he is allowed to keep a tiny puppy he finds abandoned on the street. Rascal is cute as a button and has lots of attitude, and Emmeline Pankhurst is thrilled that her ward Alfie has a new friend. Alfie and Rascal deliver messages between the Suffragettes as they organise their 'Votes for Women' campaign. But it's sometimes dangerous work, and it's not long before Alfie and Rascal find out the true cost of the fight. Full of adventure, fascinating history and lovely animals, this is the perfect read for young fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo.
2018-01-04 By Megan Rix