Kate Moore - The Radium Girls - Festival of Books

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust, Northampton, NN4 8AW
Sun 12th May 2019
Kate Moore is the author of more than fifteen books across the genres of gift, humour, biography, history and children's brand publishing. A multiple Sunday Times bestselling author, she is extremely versatile, equally adept at creating projects to clients' briefs, ghostwriting memoirs and innovating her own ideas.

Her work has been published in national newspapers, translated into more than twelve languages, used in national advertising campaigns and performed at the South Bank Centre, London.

Kate will be talking about "The Radium Girls" on the 12th of May.
Northampton-born New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore joins us to share the incredible true story of the Radium Girls...
During the First World War, teenage girls flocked to work in the new radium-dial studios, eager to work with the new 'wonder' element of radium. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses, but their employers denied all responsibility. So these courageous women – in the face of unimaginable suffering – became determined to fight back, launching a ground-breaking battle for workers’ rights and scientific recognition that still resonates today.

The Radium Girls won the GoodReads Choice Award for Best History/Biography 2017 and was selected for actress Emma Watson's feminist book club. Rated five stars by both the Mail on Sunday and the San Francisco Book Review, it was described by Bustle as 'a perfect blend of the historical, the scientific and the personal'.
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