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    Toksvig's Almanac 2021

    Let Sandi Toksvig guide you on an eclectic meander through the calendar, illuminating neglected corners of history to tell tales of the fascinating figures you didn't learn about at school.

    From revolutionary women to serial killers, pirate nuns to pioneering civil rights activists, doctors to dancing girls, artists to astronauts, these pages commemorate women from all around the world who were pushed to the margins of historical record. Amuse your bouche with:

    Belle Star, American Bandit Queen
    Lady Murasaki, author of the world's first novel
    Madame Ching, the most successful pirate of all time
    Maud Wagner, the first female tattoo artist
    Begum Samru, Indian dancer and ruler who led an army of mercenaries
    Ines de Castro, crowned Queen Consort of Portugal six years after her death
    Ida B. Wells, activist, suffragist, journalist and co-founder of the NAACP
    Eleanor G. Holm, disqualified from the 1936 Berlin Olympics for drinking too much champagne

    These stories are interspersed with instructive tips for the year, such as the month in which one is most likely to be eaten by a wolf, and the best time to sharpen your sickle. Explore a host of annual events worth travelling for, from the Olney Pancake Race in Wiltshire to the Danish Herring Festival, or who would want to miss Serbia's World Testicle Cooking Championship?

    As witty and entertaining as it is instructive, Toksvig's Almanac is an essential companion to each day of the year.

    Author: Sandi Toksvig

    Brand: Orion Publishing Co

    Number of pages: 288 pages

    Binding: Hardback

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