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An evening with Jane Cholmeley

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Chorleywood Bookshop, 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, WD3 5NJ

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The captivating true story of an underdog business – a feminist bookshop founded in Thatcher’s Britain – from a woman at the heart of the women’s liberation movement.

What was it like to start a feminist bookshop, in an industry dominated by men? How could a lesbian thrive in Thatcher’s time, with the government legislating to restrict her rights? How do you run a business when your real aim is to change the world?

Silver Moon was the dream of three women – a bookshop with the mission to promote the work of female writers and create a much-needed safe space for any woman. Founded in 1980s London against a backdrop of homophobia and misogyny, it was a testament to the power of community, growing into Europe’s biggest women’s bookshop and hosting a constellation of literary stars from Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou to Angela Carter. While contending with day-to-day struggles common to other booksellers, plus the additional burdens of misogyny and the occasional hate crime, Jane Cholmeley and her booksellers created a thriving business. But they also played a crucial and relatively unsung part in one the biggest social movements of our time.

A Bookshop of One’s Own is a fascinating slice of social history from the heart of the women’s liberation movement, from a true feminist and lesbian icon. Written with heart and humour, it reveals the struggle and joy that comes with starting an underdog business, while being a celebration of the power women have to change the narrative when they are the ones holding the pen.

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£12.00 + £1.80 fee

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This ticket includes entry to the event for one person and a hot drink.

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£16.99 + £1.80 fee

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This ticket includes entry to the event for one person, a copy of 'A Bookshop of One's Own' (RRP £16.99) and a hot drink.

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An evening with Jane Cholmeley
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Chorleywood Bookshop, 7 New Parade, Chorleywood, WD3 5NJ
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The captivating true story of an underdog business – a feminist bookshop founded in Thatcher’s Britain – from a woman at the heart of the women’s liberation movement.

What was it like to start a feminist bookshop, in an industry dominated by men? How could a lesbian thrive in Thatcher’s time, with the government legislating to restrict her rights? How do you run a business when your real aim is to change the world?

Silver Moon was the dream of three women – a bookshop with the mission to promote the work of female writers and create a much-needed safe space for any woman. Founded in 1980s London against a backdrop of homophobia and misogyny, it was a testament to the power of community, growing into Europe’s biggest women’s bookshop and hosting a constellation of literary stars from Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou to Angela Carter. While contending with day-to-day struggles common to other booksellers, plus the additional burdens of misogyny and the occasional hate crime, Jane Cholmeley and her booksellers created a thriving business. But they also played a crucial and relatively unsung part in one the biggest social movements of our time.

A Bookshop of One’s Own is a fascinating slice of social history from the heart of the women’s liberation movement, from a true feminist and lesbian icon. Written with heart and humour, it reveals the struggle and joy that comes with starting an underdog business, while being a celebration of the power women have to change the narrative when they are the ones holding the pen.


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This ticket includes entry to the event for one person and a hot drink.

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£16.99 + £1.80 fee

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This ticket includes entry to the event for one person, a copy of 'A Bookshop of One's Own' (RRP £16.99) and a hot drink.

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Ticket price

£12.00 + £1.80 fee

Description

This ticket includes entry to the event for one person and a hot drink.

Book & FREE Ticket

Ticket price

£16.99 + £1.80 fee

Description

This ticket includes entry to the event for one person, a copy of 'A Bookshop of One's Own' (RRP £16.99) and a hot drink.