In Search of Mary: The Mother of all Journeys By Bee Rowlatt, available now from Alma Books

In Search of Mary

The Mother of all Journeys

By Bee Rowlatt

Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft.

From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked streets of revolutionary Paris, Bee learns what drove her hero on and what’s been won and lost over the centuries in the battle for equality.

On this biographical treasure hunt she finds herself consulting a witch, a porn star, a quiet Norwegian archivist and the tenants of a blighted council estate in Leeds – getting much more than she bargained for.

In her quest to find a new balance between careers and babies, Bee also discovers the importance of celebrating the radiant power of love in all our lives.


“It’s brilliantly funny, poignant and important… Laugh, cry and be moved by the original feminist adventure with the brilliant Bee Rowlatt as your fun-loving friend.” Shami Chakrabarti

“Rowlatt’s passion for Wollstonecraft leaps out of every page, the intervening centuries disappear: it’s as if they are on a journey together.” TV historian Dan Snow

“A fascinating and hilarious adventure with champion tea-drinker Bee Rowlatt in In Search Of Mary: The Mother Of All Journeys. On her quest, toddler in tow, she searches for the celebrity feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.” The Big Issue


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