Bread and roses - By Sonja Davies

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Bread and roses

Her story

Written by: Sonja Davies
Category: Non Fiction, Biography, Politics

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 1869531620
ISBN 13: 9781869531621
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 309
Publisher: D. Bateman in association with Fraser Books
Date Published: 1993
Language: English
Edition: 2nd ed.

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Condition: Good (5355-1)
Notes: Picture is of actual book. Some foxing on pages., Pages are slightly Yellowed


Margot Roth, NZ Listener Bread and Roses sold more than 25,000 copies in six printings between 1984 and 1987. The original edition, unavailable for several years, has been reprinted again in Women's Suffrage Year, the year in which Bread and Roses appears as a major four-part TV series. Bread and Roses is the best-selling autobiography of one of the most remarkable New Zealand women this century. Sonja Davies recovered from setbacks and personal disasters that would have crushed most people to record impressive achievements in many fields. Her story - telling ability, coupled with her retentive memory and the famous names that dot her narrative, make this book compelling reading. Sonja Davies was the 'love' child of the daughter of a newspaper editor and an Irish army officer. She was briefly and unhappily married at 17, before falling in love with, and bearing a daughter by, an American marine later killed in the Pacific War. She spent years in and out of hospital suffering and nearly dying from TB. Happily married to Charlie Davies for 23 years, Sonja Davies was prominent in local body politics in Nelson. She founded and was first president of the NZ Association of Child Care Centres. Sonja Davies was the first woman elected to the Executive of the Federation of Labour and, in 1983, the first woman to become FOL Vice-President. She has been Labour MP for Pencarrow since 1987.

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