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

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 pages of b&w photos
  • 1909954144
  • 9781909954144
  • 382,194

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.
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