Horses, Bikes and Automobiles: New Woman on the Move

  • Sarah Wintle


In the foreword to the 1923 edition of The Heavenly Twins, first published in 1893, Sarah Grand wrote:

A man might keep a baby-linen shop if it paid — anything that paid was ‘masculine’ — but a woman could not drive a pair of horses for profit, however good a whip she was, without the odium of being ‘unsexed’.1


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    Quoted by Gillian Kersley, Darling Madame ( London: Virago, 1983 ), 67.Google Scholar
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