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1970 was the last year of the Beatles and the first year of the supersonic Concorde - a time of new possibilities and social upheaval, and Jennifer Hosten, a young airline hostess from the Caribbean island of Grenada, was as surprised as anyone to find herself in the midst of it.

After winning a Miss Grenada contest, she travelled to London for the 1970 Miss World pageant and arrived at Royal Albert Hall determined to make her mark. So, too, did members of the fledgling Women’s Liberation movement who chose that globally televised moment to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They planted bombs, stormed the hall, and chased comedian Bob Hope from the stage.

By the end of the night, the world had been introduced to both radical feminism and a new ideal of feminine beauty. Ms. Hosten was the first woman of color crowned Miss World.

Miss World 1970 is the story of the craziest and most meaningful pageant ever, an inspiring account of Ms. Hosten’s barrier-breaking win, and her subsequent globe-trotting career as a development worker and diplomat.

©2020 Jennifer Hosten and Sutherland House (P)2020 Jennifer Hosten and Sutherland House

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Very enjoyable book

A most enjoyable book and easy to listen too. Jennifer Hosten's life story after Miss World is probably more interesting listening than when she was competing in and crowned Miss World. One very clever, accomplished, woman. I would recommend.

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  • Mark Corbin
  • 03-05-2021

Absolutely fabulous!

From start to finish this was absolutely fabulous. Listening to Jennifer Hosten relay her experiences from early days growing up in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada, to her early work as an air hostess and broadcaster to living and working in Europe was simply intriguing. The 1970 Miss World pageant through her eyes is a unique insight and excellently conveyed through her calm and enticing voice. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore this piece of history and the interesting life of the amazing Jennifer Hosten.

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  • Rosanna Laine-Webster
  • 05-02-2021

Enjoyable and informative listen on Hosten's life

Whether you want to know more about what inspired the film 'Misbehaviour', or you're seeking an entertaining and light listen, or as I did, simply want to know more about Jennifer Hosten's life, this autobiography will come highly recommended from me. Hosten will transport you back to her childhood in Grenada and her early life which created the path that led to her making history. Beyond this, there is much to know about her travels around the globe, her education, her work as a diplomat in times of change, and later as a psychotherapist. Ultimately proving that women's capabilities are endless, Hosten's storytelling of her life is both soothing to hear and serves to inspire for what is possible in life. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

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