Reviews

  • "Stimulating and scary"

    Jeanette Winterson, Guardian
  • "An excellent and forensic takedown... fascinating and chilling... women are being let down wholesale by a justice system designed with men in mind. And almost the worst thing is, it doesn't have to be this way"

    Caroline Criado-Perez, Guardian
  • "An unflinching look at women in the justice system… an important book because it challenges acquiescence to everyday sexism and inspires change"

    Kirsty Brimelow, The Times, **Books of the Year**
  • "Helena Kennedy has written a chilling exposé of how the law has historically failed women. Taking no prisoners, Kennedy outlines the damage we must undo, and the changes we must make. Eve was Shamed is a necessary book for the #MeToo era"

    Amanda Foreman
  • "Passionate and persuasive proof that equal justice is an ideal yet to be achieved. Drawing upon her outstanding career at the defence Bar and of leading reform in Parliament, Helena Kennedy eloquently urges an end to the discrimination and dehumanisation that women suffer in the courts, and in their lives"

    Geoffrey Robertson QC
  • "A call to arms, but it is also a whistle-stop tour of the wide-ranging societal and legal changes which have taken place over the last 40 years. The breadth of her book is enormous... In order to explain where we are, Kennedy looks back to where we have come. She does this most powerfully"

    Sarah Langford, Prospect
  • "Justice for women in this country is failing at every point of our interaction with it, for reasons ranging from age-old prejudice to modern austerity... Yet in her rigorous tenacity, her undimmed enthusiasm for the fight, Helena Kennedy spreads the irrational buoyancy of which revolutions are made"

    Zoe Williams, Guardian
  • "A shocking wake-up call, this book will have you demanding justice"

    Emerald Street
  • "if I were to be charged with a crime, I would definitely want Helena Kennedy QC in my corner"

    Sarah Baxter, Sunday Times
  • "Kennedy… writes with calm authority. Her analysis of how such women fail to conform to what remain white, male ideas about appropriate female behaviour and femininity in court…is incisive"

    Afua Hirsch, Guardian