Representing Remarkable Writers

Girl Trouble Published

14 March 2013

Carol Dyhouse’s ‘GIRL TROUBLE: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women’, was published by Zed Books on Thursday 14 March.

'Fascinating' ***** Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

Horror, scandal and moral panic! Obsession with the conduct of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years. Be it over flappers, beat girls, dolly birds or ladettes, public outrage at girls' perceived misbehaviour has been a mass-media staple with each changing generation.

Eminent social historian Carol Dyhouse examines what it really meant to be a girl growing up in the swirl of twentieth-century social change in this detailed history. She draws from a dazzling array of sources to piece together the story of girlhood, clearly demonstrating the value of feminism and other liberating cultural shifts in expanding girls' aspirations and opportunities, in spite of the controversy that has accompanied these freedoms.

This is a sparkling, panoramic account of the ever-evolving opportunities and challenges for girls, and the popular hysteria that has frequently accompanied their progress.

Click here to order a copy.

Girl Trouble - jacket_web

Follow us on
Find Hanbury Agency on Facebook   Follow Hanbury Agency on Twitter Instagram

The Hanbury Agency
53 Lambeth Walk
London
SE11 6DX

020 7582 1099
enquiries@hanburyagency.com