Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens...
Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery.
Cranky Ladies of History is a celebration of 22 women who challenged conventional wisdom about appropriate female behaviour, from the ancient world all the way through to the twentieth century. Some of our protagonists are infamous and iconic, while others have been all but forgotten under the heavy weight of history.
Sometimes you have to break the rules before the rules break you.
Introduction by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Queenside by Liz Barr
The Company Of Women by Garth Nix
Mary, Mary by Kirstyn McDermott
A Song For Sacagawea by Jane Yolen
Look How Cold My Hands Are by Deborah Biancotti
Bright Moon by Foz Meadows
Charmed Life by Joyce Chng
A Beautiful Stream by Nisi Shawl
Neter Nefer by Amanda Pillar
The Dragon, The Terror, The Sea by Stephanie Lai
Due Care And Attention by Sylvia Kelso
Theodora by Barbara Robson
For So Great A Misdeed by Lisa L. Hannett
The Pasha, The Girl And The Dagger by Havva Murat
Granuaile by Dirk Flinthart
Little Battles by L.M. Myles
Another Week In The Future, An Excerpt by Kaaron Warren
The Lioness by Laura Lam
Cora Crane And The Trouble With Me by Sandra McDonald
Vintana by Thoraiya Dyer
Hallowed Ground by Juliet Marillier
Glorious by Faith Mudge