The Headscarf Revolutionaries
24%
off

The Headscarf Revolutionaries : Lillian Bilocca and the Hull Triple-Trawler Disaster

4.39 (36 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 6-9 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

In the harsh Arctic seas of 1968, three trawlers from Hull's fleet sank in just three weeks. 58 men died. Lilian Bilocca put down her filleting knife, wrote a petition, and stormed into action. With her army of fishwives she took her battle to the docks and led a raid on Parliament. They changed the shipping laws. Lillian Bilocca became an international celebrity. The lone survivor of the tragedies made headlines too. In a tight fishing community, it's dangerous to stand out.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 156 x 254 x 16mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 pages of b&w photos
  • 1909954144
  • 9781909954144
  • 365,927

About Brian W. Lavery

Brian W. Lavery was born in Glasgow's East End in 1959, the fourth of six sons of William, a sheet metal worker and Margaret, a shop assistant. He has been a university drop-out, factory worker, car valeter, market trader, waiter, Customs and Excise officer (very briefly) and is now a journalist, tutor and writer. After 25 years of various senior roles in national and regional journalism he returned to education. In 2011, he gained a first in English and Creative Writing. This book derives from a funded PhD at Hull University, where he also taught creative nonfiction.
show more

Rating details

36 ratings
4.39 out of 5 stars
5 56% (20)
4 33% (12)
3 6% (2)
2 6% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X