The White-Knuckle World of Margaret Graham

Sharon Wright SpeakerNet Sponsor

South East
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Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £120 including expenses.
2nd March 2022
Victorian | Aeronaut | Women In History | History Disasters Records Aviation

Fearless balloonist Margaret Graham was a Victorian superstar.

Though the first British woman to fly solo and an accomplished aeronaut, she was more famous for her spectacular accidents.

The 19th-century adventures of the disaster-prone diva made history, grabbed headlines and astonished the nation. Though she frequently caused havoc, you really could not keep a good woman down.

Hold on tight for an unforgettable ride through the life of indefatigable Mrs Graham, self-styled ‘Aeronaut to Her Majesty’.

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About Sharon Wright

I'm an author and journalist with a long career writing and editing for magazines, newspapers and websites such as The Guardian, Daily Express, BBC, Glamour, Red, The Lady and New York Post.

I'm also the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller Mother of the Brontës, the first biography of the mother of genius, and The Lost History of the Lady Aeronauts. My first book was serialised in The Mail on Sunday and I appeared on BBC Woman's Hour.

My research into fascinating, forgotten women of history makes for lively and enjoyable talks. I've spoken everywhere from the British Library and LSE to local libraries and church halls; cathedrals and literary societies to U3As and local history groups.

If there’s a teapot and an audience, I’m there.

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