'The women who shaped and were erased from our history. FORGOTTEN WOMEN is a new series of books that uncover the lost her-stories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.

The Writers celebrates unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposes on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence.

Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long.'

This book was amazing.

I loved this book. I was so excited to read it and it did not disappoint.  I was actually pleased to find that I had heard of a few of these women; not many, but a few. I am actually excited to start researching more into those who I have just found out about.

The amazing women featured in this book were truly inspirational. I was overwhelmed when reading their amazing and sometimes heartbreaking stories. I found myself genuinely emotional as I made my way through this book.

One of the things I loved most about this book was the amazing Illustrations. The illustrations really complemented the information about these amazing Female writers and added an extra layer to this wonderful book.

I truly believe that this book should be read by everyone regardless of age, gender or historical knowledge. There is something for everyone in this book and these amazing women deserve to have their stories read.

Forgotten Women: The Writers by Zing Tsjeng is an absolute must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker