Sheila Rowbotham was one of the leading figures behind the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain and one of the best-loved feminists of our times. In conversation with Melissa Benn, Rowbotham will discuss her latest book Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States and its transatlantic story of six radical pioneers, showing how rebellious ideas were formed and travelled across the Atlantic.
They will discuss the fascinating perspectives offered by Rebel Crossings: on the historical interaction of feminism, socialism, anarchism and on the incipient consciousness of a new sense of self, so vital for women seeking emancipation. In differing ways they sought to combine the creation of a co-operative society with personal freedom, engaging with ideas and experiments that speak to our times today.
When & Where
London Review Bookshop
Events usually take place at the London Review Bookshop at 14 Bury Place, or on occasion at other central London venues, so please check each individual listing. Our schedule includes signing appearances, panel discussions, late night shopping events and film screenings, some of which take place on the lower ground floor; for all access enquiries, please contact the shop on 0207 269 9030.