The woman at the wheel By Penny Haw

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The woman at the wheel
The woman at the wheel
Inspiring historical fiction based on the real life of Bertha Benz, whose husband built the first prototype automobile, which eventually evolved into the Mercedes-Benz marque. "Unfortunately, only a girl again." From a young age, Cäcilie Bertha Ringer is fascinated by her father's work as a master builder in Pforzheim, Germany. But those five words, which he wrote next to her name in the family Bible, haunt Bertha. Like so many other women, Bertha lived largely…

The woman at the wheel By Penny Haw, book review by Nikki Temkin

Based on the real life story of Bertha Benz, whose husband built the first prototype automobile, she was a women ahead of her time who never really got the recognition she deserved. Finally, she is celebrated  in this tale of love, determination and overcoming patriarchy. A fascinating read.

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