by Carol Drinkwater - £6.99 Scholastic (Scholastic Press) (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781407156521 | ISBN 10: 1407156527
“We marched from the Embankment to the Albert Hall. It was a glorious day. The sun shone warmly. Everyone was in good spirits. There were aristocrats, artists, even my mother looked happy. She who has been so opposed to my work with the WSPU. More than 10,000 people had rallied and there were dozens of bands playing. It was quite incredible. We waved banners, carried flowers, sang along with the tunes. Hundreds who have been imprisoned for our Cause marched together in a powerful band… I felt proud to be a woman, proud to be alive, proud to be a part of a movement that is fighting to make a difference.”
In 1909, Dollie Baxter is swept up in the thrill of the campaign for the women’s vote. Against her guardian’s wishes, she marches against Parliament with Emmeline Pankhurst and her fellow suffragettes. But as the movement turns violent, women are imprisoned, endangering their lives with hunger strikes. Now Dollie must decide how far she is prepared to go for “Deeds, not words”...
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