Discover a series of designer books
about women’s social history
Some years after her death, Jane Austen’s nephew was asked if her letters revealed any interesting information. He said no, but added kindly that the handwriting was neat and the paper folded extremely well. He deemed the content of the letters unimportant because they dealt with small, female, domestic matters.
For long since, female, domestic concerns were considered too insignificant to be recorded in ‘his’-story. Yet these details are worth examining. Discovering how and why the routines and paraphanalia around women’s activities have altered, reveal both how far we have come and how little we have changed.