Letters of Great Women is a collection of the most inspiring, illuminating, poignant and compelling correspondence from remarkable women through history. Including 100 letters from figures in the arts, politics, entertainment, activism and the military, as well as ordinary yet remarkable women, historian Lucinda Hawksley has carefully selected diverse, extraordinary dispatches from women across all walks of life, from all around the world.

Composed of biographical synopses, archival images and the transcribed letters themselves, Letters of Great Women opens a portal to some of the most significant moments and burning issues in global history, as well as the everyday joys, sorrows and struggles of women's lives.