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Footsteps in the Dew By Marsali Taylor
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Shetland, 1150. When Rannveig finds boastful Patrekr dead in her father's longhouse one summer morning, she knows her sister's suitor, Eilifr, isn't guilty - and she's willing to declare his... More > innocence in front of Earl Rognvaldr the Kirk-builder at the Ting. Then there's a second death, and soon danger threatens Rannveig's father and her lively brother and sisters ... A fast-moving tale of adventure and romance in Norse Shetland, set around historical events at the time of the 'three kings in Nidaros'.< Less
Women's Suffrage In Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women's Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women's suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less
Forgotten Heroines: the diaries of Ysabel Birkbeck, By Marsali Taylor
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In August 1916, 75 intrepid women set out from Liverpool for the Russian Front. They were a unit of the Scottish Women's Hospital, led by Dr Elsie Inglis. They would form two front-line medical... More > units, attached to the Serbian army. This diarist, Ysabel Birkbeck, was one of the ambulance drivers, and she recounts their work and fun with honesty and humour: the long journey by ship, train and barge to Medjidea, the work of moving injured men across trackless country, excursions on horseback, including a trip to the front lines, and the first chaotic retreat across the Danube. After a brief rest, it was back to work, until the whole Allied army retreated from Romania, with the SWH ambulances in the rear, picking up the wounded. They went on to Odessa, where they worked on their cars, and Birkbeck was sent by train to Reni with supplies. As the roads iced over, the few remaining drivers were granted leave, only to find themselves returning via the Russian Revolution in Petrograd, March 1917.< Less
Forgotten Heroines By Marsali Taylor
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In August 1916, 75 intrepid women set out from Liverpool for the Russian Front. They were a unit of the Scottish Women's Hospital, led by Dr Elsie Inglis. They would form two front-line medical... More > units, attached to the Serbian army. This diarist, Ysabel Birkbeck, was one of the ambulance drivers, and she recounts their work and fun with honesty and humour: the long journey by ship, train and barge to Medjidea, the work of moving injured men across trackless country, excursions on horseback, including a trip to the front lines, and the first chaotic retreat across the Danube. After a brief rest, it was back to work, until the whole Allied army retreated from Romania, with the SWH ambulances in the rear, picking up the wounded. They went on to Odessa, where they worked on their cars, and Birkbeck was sent by train to Reni with supplies. As the roads iced over, the few remaining drivers were granted leave, only to find themselves returning via the Russian Revolution in Petrograd, March 1917.< Less
Women's Suffrage in Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women’s suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less
The Story of Busta House By Marsali Taylor
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Busta House was once owned by Shetland’s most prosperous merchant, yet a family tragedy precipated it into a ruinous court case which left the owner bankrupt, and his heirs dispossessed. This... More > is the story of the house from the earliest records to the present day. It ends with an account of the 'ghost of Busta'. Marsali Taylor is the author of 'Women's Suffrage in Shetland' and regularly writes historical pieces for the magazine Shetland Life. She is a teacher and tour guide.< Less

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