Raising the Skirt: The Unsung Power of the Vagina

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George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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5.1 X 7.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Dr Catherine Blackledge is a science communicator and sex and fertility campaigner whose career and interests span the worlds of science and the taboo in society. The first edition of this book, The Story of V (2003), an internationally-acclaimed celebration of the vagina and female power, has sold over 100,000 copies, been translated into ten languages and published in 13 countries.

She is also the author of The Man Who Saw the Future: a biography of William Lilly, the story of the world famous seventeenth-century astrologer whose celestial forecasts enthralled the nation and changed the course of the English Civil War, and how the Establishment attempted to silence him and astrology for good (Watkins, 2015).

Born in 1968, she has a science degree and PhD. She lives in northwest England with her husband, daughter and cat. She can be contacted on Twitter at @cathblackledge and would like to hear about your raising the skirt - anasyrma - stories from around the globe.


A meticulous guide not only to the vagina but to changing perceptions of womanhood--OBSERVER
A persuasive and exhaustive study of the history, culture and reproductive power of female genitalia ... the author is a phenomenal researcher and movingly enthusiastic about her special subject--GUARDIAN
A serious and well-researched look at how attitudes and information have changed over the centuries ...This would be a great book to give to your man for his birthday. If you've got a girlfriend, well, read it together. It is completely fascinating--Jeanette Winterson
Her quest moves from the mythic to the scientific, presented in a lively, accessible style - well-researched, convincingly argued - an empowering and enlightening book--IRISH TIMES
Reveals the ancient and newfound powers of the vagina ... if we only knew what we had under our skirts. Learn the story - read this book--Eve Ensler, author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
The book that changed my mind... It turns out the female orgasm is the biggest news on the planet. News that stays news--Lucy Ellman, GUARDIAN
Sings of the triumphant vagina that may have its detractors in the West but elsewhere - and in nature - is heroic, honoured and revered.... The West gets it wrong--TLS