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Jenny Dempsey


My Story

Pretty Interesting History create beautiful books exploring women’s social history. Gentle humour and quirky drawings lead the reader through fashion and beauty tips, society scandal, menus, manners and medicines. Included also are hand- inserted letters, fabric snippets and wild flowers. The guides are children’s books for adults.

Created by visual communicator, Jenny Dempsey, the books trace the development of Irish women’s autonomy, against the background of a national journey towards independence. This is serious history but designed to engage. Through uncovering women’s routines and belongings from our past, readers will discover both how far we have come and yet – surprisingly – how little we have changed.