As a member of my local WI, I was given this history of the Women's Institute to have a read. I don't normally read much non-fiction, but when I started to read this, I just wanted to carry on reading more. Although sometimes I got a bit confused with the different names, dates, policies, etc, I still found it very interesting. The book wasn't strictly chronological, which did confuse me at times as I found it hard to place certain events and people. And there seem to be gaps where not much is reported on, especially between the 1960s to present day. However, overall it was an interesting read and inspired me to get more involved with my local WI. I give this book 7/10.