ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 24, 2020
Feisty and Fiery and Fierce: Badass Celtic Women to Live Your Life by from Scotland, Ireland and Wales
By (author) Mairi Kidd
Celtic women, both ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary’ have often been overlooked inrecorded history, while their male counterparts hogged the limelight. Too often writtenby the victors, and written by men, for men, the incredible stories of Scottish, Irishand Welsh women have been all-too-often banished to the footnotes of our nations’interwoven histories.This collection brings together the stories of those women already well-known, whoseplace in history is significant and remembered – or often misremembered – and thosewomen whose mark is found in the shadows, women whose stories are now uncoveredand celebrated in a new light. Women like Iseabal Ni Mheic Cailein, Jessie Mann andHelen Crawfurd from Scotland, Petronilla de Meath, Grainne ni Mhaille and Agnes Clerkefrom Ireland, and Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd, Nell Gwyn and Laura Ashley from Wales,whose shared Celtic history and experiences bear remarkable similarities.Feisty and Fiery and Fierce brings together a ‘coven’ of 30 badass Celtic women whosestories challenge the idea that the women of the past rarely did anything worthrecording. The stories of these women, and their true mark on history, will entertainyou, enrage you, uplift you and inspire you.
MAIRI KIDD, is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland.She was formerly Managing Director of Barrington Stoke, a prize-winning publisher. Afluent Gaelic speaker, she has an MA in Celtic Studies from Edinburgh University. AsCEO of Storlann, the National Gaelic Education Resource Agency, she worked withScottish Government, Bord na Gaidhlig and local authorities. Mairi is a contributor toBBC Radio nan Gaidheal’s books coverage and writes for broadcast, including Gaeliccomedy series FUNC.