Acquired via BookCrossing 26 Nov 2010 – mini bookring

The inspirational story of the women who, from the late nineteenth century through to the inter-war years, paved the way for all of us British female graduates.  From undergraduettes who were thought to be damaging their chances of child-rearing, through chaperones, women only dances and thickets of rules and regulations, Robinson draws out personal histories through letters and diaries and shapes her material well into themes such as applying for University, friendships etc. She doesn’t ignore the darker side of life but this is essentially a life-affirming and positive read, very well done and filling a gap that hadn’t previously been looked at, as far as I know.