BEATRICE The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune
by Fiona Joseph
LONGLISTED IN THE INTERNATIONAL RUBERY BOOK AWARD 2012
"...meticulously researched and written in a lively fashion...really engages us with the subject and [Beatrice's] wider family and times." Liz Broomfield, Libro Blog book
“Not only sheds new light on a fascinating history but is a very good read as well.” Daniela Hooghiemstra, Biographer of Kees Boeke
“Its clear literary style and dramatic storyline make it hard to put down … [also] surprisingly contemporary in the decade of Occupy and banker’s bonuses.” Chris Pettit, Goddiscussion.com
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 peace activist as she and her Dutch husband, Kees Boeke, relentlessly pursued their vision of a fairer and more equal society.
- Foxwell Press, July 2012
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