The dazzling story of the early feminists who blazed a trail for the movement's most radical ideas. New York City, 1912: at a restaurant in downtown Greenwich Village, a group of women gathered, all with a plan to change the world. This was the first meeting of 'Heterodoxy', a secret social club. Its members were passionate advocates of women's suffrage, labour rights, equal marriage and free love. They were socialites and socialists; reformers and revolutionaries; artists, writers and scientists. Hotbed is the never-before-told story of the club whose audacious ideas and unruly acts transformed an international feminist agenda into a modern way of life.
AUTHOR: Joanna Scutts is a literary critic, historian and the author of The Extra Woman. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post and New Yorker, and created the Paris Review series 'Feminize Your Canon'. Raised in London and educated at Cambridge and Sussex universities, she gained her PhD from Columbia University and lives in New York.