Join Harriet Harman, one of Britain’s most prominent campaigning politicians and the country’s longest-serving female MP, as she discusses her groundbreaking memoir A Woman’s Work.
A rare political autobiography by a woman about the last 30 years in British politics, this is the riveting story of Harriet's efforts to bring women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party, and of a life dedicated to fighting for equality and respect for women in the home, in the workplace and in society.
Written with great warmth and a refreshing humility, this is a frank, inspiring and politically charged work. It offers a crucial insider’s account of the progress (and setbacks) in the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s. In this book, Harriet shows how far we've come - and how much there is still to do.
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'Compelling ... She has guts to spare ... An important story ... Role model? You bet' Tim Shipman, Sunday Times
'So human and inspiring, and my favourite book of the year so far' Rohan Silva, Guardian
When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are better now. There's still more to do.
In A Woman's Work Harriet, Britain's longest-serving female MP, looks at her own life to see how far we've come, and where we should go next. This is an inspiring and refreshingly honest account of the part she has played (and the setbacks along the way) in the movement that transformed politics and women's lives - from helping striking female factory workers to standing for election while pregnant, from her memories of her own mother to her success in reforming the law on maternity rights, childcare, domestic violence and getting more women into parliament. But it is also a call for women today to get together and continue the fight for equality. If we don't, no one else will.