Introduction1. Writing feminist history2. The WI: a Great War legacy3. Autonomy and growth in the early years4. Identity problems: a history of the histories5. Politics and Patchwork6. Campaigns: water and housing7. War Years: evacuees, fruit and the new Jerusalem8. Denman College9. Can flower arranging be feminist?10. Afterword: domesticity, feminism and the WI in the twenty-first century
Maggie Andrews is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester; her research and publications have explored the inter-relationship of domesticity and femininity and most recently the Home Front in the First and Second Word Wars in Britain.