Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Mackenzi Lee, Petra Eriksson


Based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.

Creator Bio

Mackenzi Lee is the author of three historical novels This Monstrous Thing, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and Semper Augustus (2018). She is also a contributor to two anthologies, The Radical Element and All Out (2018). Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA fiction from Simmons College.

Praise:

“The last century has been full of fascinating women who refused to cower to the men who tried to keep them down, not least the ones who fought in Ireland and all over the world for the right to vote. Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee (Abrams, approx €17), out February 27, arrives just in time for International Women’s Day on March 8 and a year of celebrating women all around.” Image Magazine

“The author of the first novel, warriors and rulers, scientists and war heroes. History abounds with tales of trailblazing women long forgotten — especially those who were nonwhite, non-Western, or not straight. Take a look at a dozen of the women in “Bygone Badass Broads” so you can begin to see what you missed in history class.” Boston Globe

“Based on author Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and extending to the present day, the book takes a close look at bold and inspiring women who dared to be different. Coupled with riveting illustrations by Petra Eriksson, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for you and me. When Beyoncé said girls run the world, she was talking about girls like the ones found inside Mackenzi Lee’s illustrated book, Bygone Badass Broads.” Bustle

Price £14.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 27 February 2018
Pages 176
Height 203mm
Width 152mm
Illustrations 52 4-colour illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419729256