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About rosblack

I am a freelance writer & author of 4 social history books, featuring female social reformers of the late 19th and early 20th century. In a previous life I managed a housing charity. I also give talks.

GRACE KIMMINS – ‘A SMALL WOMAN WITH A BIG HEART’

Grace Kimmins has been called many things: ‘a genius’, ‘the greatest beggar in England’, ‘a small woman with a big heart’,’a pied piper’, one of the greatest English women of the twentieth century’, ‘a goddess with a chuckle’, ‘a spiritual … Continue reading

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GRACE KIMMINS AND HER CHAILEY HERITAGE

To book your free tickets for the launch of my new book at Chailey Heritage  Thursday 12th October at 6pm go to chf.org.uk/tickets  

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Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage

New book out on 12th October 2018 Exciting news – my new book is being launched at Chailey Heritage on 12th October. To book your free ticket go to http://www.chf.org.uk/tickets You will shortly be able to pre-order the book prior … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Every day I seem to discover a new heroine – a woman who was prepared to break the mould of subservient womanhood. As my particular interest lies in the mid/late Victorian period, most of my heroines  … Continue reading

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SCANDAL SALVATION AND SUFFRAGE EBOOK – SPECIAL PRICE OF £1.49 FOR LIMITED PERIOD

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scandal-Salvation-Suffrage-Temperance-Movement-ebook/dp/B00QVSBN24/ref=sr_1_1? Check out this special deal – limited period only

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The fight for women’s rights – the women’s temperance movement played a big part

With the new film Suffragette being released this October, there will be renewed interest in the women’s suffrage movement. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan but I hope it doesn’t glorify the role … Continue reading

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CANCELLATION OF TALK ON AGNES WESTON AT PLYMOUTH ON TUESDAY 26TH MAY

Sincere apologies to those who have booked for my talk in Plymouth. Due to a sudden death in the family, I need to be elsewhere so am having to cancel the talk. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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