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The refuge : my journey to the safe house for battered women

Author: Jenny Smith
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Until 1971, female victims of domestic violence were expected to 'kiss and make up' with their husbands, hide their black eyes and bruises, and bear the shame that somehow their partners' brutality was their fault. Chiswick Women's Aid was Europe's first ever refuge for what were then called 'battered women', and Jenny Smith was one of the first females who bravely made their way to this much-needed safe house.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jenny Smith; Jenny Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Smith
ISBN: 9781471129483 1471129489
OCLC Number: 870426028
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Jenny Smith.

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An engaging, affecting memoir by one of the first women to live at the famous Chiswick Women's Refuge in the 1970s  Read more...

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