- Long-listed in the International Rubery Book Award 2012
- ALLi Book of the Month
- Quaker Centre Bookshop’s Book of the Month
- Kobo bestseller #1 in Political Biography & Memoir
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BEATRICE The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune
Beatrice Cadbury, daughter of the world-famous chocolate empire, grew up with all the privileges: a fine mansion with servants, a well-rounded education and the chance to travel the world and see all its glories. But being a ‘have’ in a world of ‘have-nots’ was troubling, and in 1920 she decided to ‘give back’ all the Cadbury shares she had inherited to the Bournville factory workers … with unexpected consequences.
Join Beatrice on her astonishing journey from respectable Quaker girl to bold anti-capitalist and peace activist, as she and her Dutch husband, Kees Boeke, relentlessly pursued their vision of a fairer and more equal society.
Publisher: Foxwell Press
£14.99 £12.99 ISBN 9780957093409 Kindle eBook £7.20 Kobo £7.00
Category: Biography/Women; Biography/Historical
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REVIEWS AND READER COMMENTS
Sathnam Sanghera, The Times journalist, author of Marriage Material and The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
You won’t find psychoanalytical or feminist theorising here. No faction. Little dialogue. A minimum of scene setting. Yet because Beatrice’s decisions are so extraordinary, and because Joseph’s writing style is so clear and engaged, this life story has the grip of a novel. The author’s careful and caring hand turns her straightforward presentation of what happened when into a compelling biography that in the reading becomes a great deal than the sum of its facts.”
Orna Ross, Founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), review in http://indieebookreview.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/beatrice-by-fiona-joseph/
Rickie Josen, reviewed in full on her blog
About the Author
Fiona Joseph is a former university lecturer and textbook writer who now runs her own publishing company, Flo-Joe, for EFL exam preparation. She also writes short stories, language learner fiction and narrative non-fiction, with an emphasis on Life Writing. She is a member of Tindal Street Fiction Group, The Biographer’s Club and The Society of Authors. She lives with her husband and two children in Birmingham, approximately five miles from the Cadbury chocolate factory at Bournville.