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 her 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, 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. She shows how far we've come - and how much there is still to do.
Harriet Harman will be in conversation with respected Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee (Brighton), Dame Margaret Beckett MP (Nottingham), Yvette Cooper MP (Sheffield) and Dame Margaret Hodge MP (Norwich).
Author: Harriet Harman
Event name: In Conversation with Harriet Harman: A Woman's Work
Dates: Tuesday February 21st
Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday March 16th
Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton
Thursday March 23rd
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham
Thursday March 30th
Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall
Saturday April 22nd
Cambridge Literary Festival
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'If I had a teenage daughter, especially one who didn't see the point of politics, this is the book I'd buy her. Chatty, accessible and occasionally eye-opening, it's a history of the things conventional political memoirs miss out - written by someone who built a career on things conventional politicians missed out' Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian
'Compelling ... She has guts to spare ... An important story ... Role model? You bet' Tim Shipman, Sunday Times
The first time the story of women's progressive politics over the past thirty years has been told - by someone at the forefront of the movement
Why does the political representation of women matter? And which hurdles - personal, political and societal - have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past thirty years? From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no consideration for family life, this frank, inspiring and politically charged book is a crucial account of the progress (and occasional setbacks) made in fighting to change the Labour Party, UK politics and the way the country has been governed since the 1970s.