Little Wonder

Little Wonder

Author: Sasha Abramsky

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617758263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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“Masterfully captures the life of this little-known sportswoman, a versatile female athlete comparable to Babe Didrikson Zaharias.” —Booklist (starred review) Lottie Dod was a truly extraordinary sports figure who blazed trails of glory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dod won Wimbledon five times, and did so for the first time in 1887, at the ludicrously young age of fifteen. After she grew bored with competitive tennis, she moved on to and excelled in myriad other sports: she became a leading ice skater and tobogganist, a mountaineer, an endurance bicyclist, a hockey player, a British ladies’ golf champion, and an Olympic silver medalist in archery. In her time, Dod had a huge following, but her years of distinction occurred just before the rise of broadcast media. By the outset of World War I, she was largely a forgotten figure; she died alone and without fanfare in 1960. Little Wonder brings this remarkable woman’s story to life, contextualizing it against a backdrop of rapid social change and tectonic shifts in the status of women in society. Paving the way for the likes of Billie Jean King, Serena Williams, and other top female athletes of today, Dod accepted no limits, no glass ceilings, and always refused to compromise. “Eighty-five years before Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs fought the ‘battle of the sexes,’ a Victorian teenager showed what women could do . . . [Abramsky] celebrates her as a brave and talented and determined original.” —The Atlantic
Little Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Sasha Abramsky
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-04 - Publisher: Akashic Books

“Masterfully captures the life of this little-known sportswoman, a versatile female athlete comparable to Babe Didrikson Zaharias.” —Booklist (starred review) Lottie Dod was a truly extraordinary sports figure who blazed trails of glory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dod won Wimbledon five times, and did so for
Little Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sasha Abramsky
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-03 - Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women’s sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey player, tobogannist, skater, mountaineer, and archer. She was also a first-rate musician, performing numerous choral concerts in London in the 1920s
The Little Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Robert Winder
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-11 - Publisher: A&C Black

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his
Man, Wife And Little Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Robin Nicholas
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-15 - Publisher: Harlequin

JUNE BRIDES Bundles of Joy Sometimes small packages can lead to the biggest surprises! THE BAD BOY Johnny Tremont had once worn rebellion and recklessness as ruggedly as his black leather jacket. But now he was father figure to his young, needy niece, and he was determined to do right
Little Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Ian Whybrow, Emily Bolam
Categories: Children's stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Little Wonder was once simply Number 9, the smallest, shyest, pinkest pig on the block. Then one day he teaches himself to roly-poly and finds that it broadens his horizons considerably. He roly-polys through the barn and out of the farm until he doesn't know where he is.