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Who was she?


Since the ancient Egyptians women with wild ideas and strong emotions have been diagnosed with a condition dubbed ‘hysteria’ when men didn’t know what to do with them.


For too long women with such strong emotions have been feared and now is the time to turn this perspective on its head. With incredibly intricate illustrations and fantastically fun facts, Hysterical Herstories will take you on the journeys of ordinary women leading extraordinary lives. Join us as we learn about their tantalising tales, sewing the story of designer Gabrielle Chanel, who went from impoverished orphan to the biggest haute couture clothes designer the world has ever seen.

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