Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Jean en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-26T10:35:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-26T10:35:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Williams, J. (2011) Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell. International Football Institute: Gender and Sport History Symposium at UClan supported by the BSSH June 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5809
dc.description.abstract The presentation uses the autobiography of motor racing driver Robert Cowell who became one of the first high profile cases of transgender identity in British sport history: hence its the title Roberta Cowell, Her Story by Herself. The book has a preface written by Canon Millbourn and was published by Heinemann in Melbourne, London and Toronto in 1954. The preface suggests that the author spoke quietly in this book and because of that deserves sober reading and sympathetic understanding. It begins ‘It is a strange story I have to tell; too fantastic to be fiction...’ It remains unclear whether Roberta Cowell is alive and what happened to her after the mid 1970s and early 1980s. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject transgender en
dc.subject motor racing en
dc.subject autobiography en
dc.subject Brooklands en
dc.title Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.researchgroup International Centre for Sports History and Culture en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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