Her Own Hero:
The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement.
by Wendy Rouse
New York University Press, 2017
Emelyne Godfrey is author of Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature: Duelling with Danger (2010) and Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes (2012). Her Kitty and the Cats: Mrs Pankhurst’s Suffragette Bodyguard and the London Police is forthcoming in 2018, and will be the first known book-length biography of influential campaigner Emily Katherine (Kitty) Willoughby Marshall.