Virginia Nicholson and Jill Burke The Agony of Being Beautiful
Two leading social historians marvel at what women have put themselves through to conform to what is perceived to be beautiful. They'll look at the bizarre to the downright dangerous, from Renaissance women who used cosmetics as power, to 19th and 20th century women lured by radioactive corsets and botched nose jobs - and ask, who decides what is beautiful anyway? Virginia Nicholson is the author of several highly acclaimed books including How was It For You? Jill Burke is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh.