The beautifully illustrated book, I KNOW A WOMAN by Kate Hodges, is published today by Quarto Books. A celebration of the world’s most influential and inspiring women, from artists to musicians to political activists, I KNOW A WOMAN reveals the unexpected connections that link them. The book contains a thoughtful foreword by author Lucy Mangan, and vibrant illustrations by Sarah Papworth.
Behind every great woman… is another great woman. Here, the extraordinary achievements, relationships and secret histories of 84 pioneering women are revealed in inspirational stories which together show the indomitable strength of womankind. From ground-breaking scientist Marie Curie to political activist Malala Yousafzai, from feminist author Virginia Woolf to the game-changing Billie Jean King; I KNOW A WOMAN creates a gigantic web of womanhood which celebrates the relationships between the world’s most inspirational and influential women. Threading tales from across the globe and throughout history, the lives of innovative aviatrixes, gun-toting revolutionaries and women with incomparable intellects are revealed.
Kate Hodges graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Print Journalism. She has over 20 years writing experience on magazines, having been a staffer on publications including The Face, Bizarre, Just Seventeen, Smash Hits and Sky, and written for many more, including The Guardian, The Sunday Express, Kerrang! and NME. She has also worked for Rapido TV, makers of the cult show Eurotrash, luxury brand marketing company Noir Luxe, and P For Production films. Her first book, Little London, a guide to free and cheap, family-friendly things to do in the capital, was published in 2014. London in an Hour and Rural London came out in 2016.