Fri, 13 January 2012
Take a mill-girl and a lady of the leisured classes, as they plunge eagerly into the thrilling campaign for women's suffrage, and watch them work steadily from street lecturing to prison via the magistrates' courts, demonstrations in church, and a daring raid on a dinner party. Jenny Clegg loses her Lancashire accent, but will she also lose her Labour Party lover as she gets more involved with votes for women? Mary O'Neil is brave enough to be arrested, but can she survive her hunger strike and brutal force-feeding in prison? For readers who take their great-grandmothers seriously.