A wide-ranging and fact-filled compendium of influential women, all with a connection to the Reading area. Some are well known international names, others deserve to be. They are pioneers, familiar faces, recognisable voices, unsung heroes, campaigners, world changers, socialists, celebrities, Olympic champions, writers, artists, and scientists. This book features more than 60 individual Women who have a connection with Reading and have made a notable difference in the world. They include a fish scientist called ET, an air racer and one of Britain’s worst serial killers. Illustrated with a quirky mix of artistic styles, chosen to complement the individuals’ stories, this book will open your eyes to the parts women have played in our town’s life over centuries.