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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson
    Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes - by Diane Atkinson

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408844052 | ISBN 10: 1408844052

    Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this definitive history charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle.  An Observer Pick of 2018 A New Statesman Book of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of The National Archives: Suffragettes by Lauren Willmott
    Images of The National Archives: Suffragettes - by Lauren Willmott

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781526729453 | ISBN 10: 1526729458

    1918 was a watershed moment for the development of British democracy: for the first time, some women could vote. The occasion marked the culmination of a fifty-year long and arduous struggle of thousands of women and men up and down the country.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson
    Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote - by Jane Robinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784161620 | ISBN 10: 1784161624

    Set against the background of the campaign for women to win the vote, this is a story of the ordinary people effecting extraordinary change.   1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impass ... more

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  • Cover image of book Emily Wilding Davison by Lucy Fisher
    Emily Wilding Davison - by Lucy Fisher

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785904127 | ISBN 10: 1785904124

    Emily Wilding Davison was the most famous suffragette to die in the battle for women’s rights, after colliding with the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913, but who was she, and how did she end up dying for her cause?   Her notorious final ... more

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  • Cover image of book Old Baggage by Lissa Evans
    Old Baggage - by Lissa Evans

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784161217 | ISBN 10: 1784161217

    What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?  It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.  Mattie is a woman with a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere by Jeanette Winterson
    Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere - by Jeanette Winterson

    £7.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786896216 | ISBN 10: 1786896214

    “Behind every great woman is a man who tried to stop her.”  A century after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men ali ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas
    101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes - by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780750988841 | ISBN 10: 0750988843

    Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside. They barricaded themselves into thei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality by Robert Wainwright
    Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist Who Fought for Equality - by Robert Wainwright

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781760632687 | ISBN 10: 1760632686

    In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as ‘that daring Australian girl’, chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headline ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire by Katherine Connelly
    Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire - by Katherine Connelly

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745333229 | ISBN 10: 0745333222

    From militant suffragette at the beginning of the twentieth century to campaigner against colonialism in Africa after the Second World War, Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice.   In this vivid biography Kat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Votes For Women! The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage by Jenni Murray
    Votes For Women! The Pioneers and Heroines of Female Suffrage - by Jenni Murray

    £7.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786074751 | ISBN 10: 1786074753

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor.   They terrorised the establishment.   They fought for the vote.   They pushed back boundaries and revolut ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson
    Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote - by Jane Robinson

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780857523914 | ISBN 10: 0857523910

    FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4 'START THE WEEK'.   Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.   1913: th ... more

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  • Cover image of book What the Suffragists Did Next: How the Fight for Women
    What the Suffragists Did Next: How the Fight for Women's Rights Went On - by Mavis Curtis

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781445661544 | ISBN 10: 1445661543

    In 1918, David Lloyd George’s post-war government passed the Representation of the People Act, and for the first time women were included in the political process. Women now accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the electorate, but universal suffrage ... more

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  • Cover image of book Votes for Women: The North Wales Suffragists
    Votes for Women: The North Wales Suffragists' Campaign: 1907-1914 - by Barbara Lawson-Reay

    £8.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781845275501 | ISBN 10: 1845275500

    A volume tracing the contribution of the North Wales Suffragists to the campaign for votes for women during the period 1907-14.   The campaign to secure votes for women spread rapidly across North Wales in the years before the First World War. ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
    My Own Story - by Emmeline Pankhurst

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784871253 | ISBN 10: 1784871257

    Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confirmed suffragist. Throughout the c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Suffragettes: The Fight for Votes for Women by Joyce Marlow
    The Suffragettes: The Fight for Votes for Women - by Joyce Marlow

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349007748 | ISBN 10: 0349007748

    A comprehensive anthology of the long and bloody history of women's struggle to get the vote. Here is the story in the voices of the women themselves.  'Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in check ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom by Anna Sparham, Margaret Denny and Diane Atkinson, edited by Hilary Roberts
    Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom - by Anna Sparham, Margaret Denny and Diane Atkinson, edited by Hilary Roberts

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781300381 | ISBN 10: 1781300380

    In 1903 a self-taught novice photographer, Christina Broom, turned to photography as a business venture to support her family; from this modest beginning she was to emerge as Britain's acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer. Unconventionally f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George by Sheila Rowbotham
    Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335759 | ISBN 10: 0745335756

    Friends of Alice Wheeldon is a remarkable play by Sheila Rowbotham that re-enacts the 1917 trial and subsequent imprisonment of Wheeldon for her alleged role in plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister Lloyd George. It is prefaced by an extended es ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
    The Hourglass Factory - by Lucy Ribchester

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471139307 | ISBN 10: 1471139301

    1912 and London is in turmoil...  The suffragette movement is reaching fever pitch but for broke Fleet Street tomboy Frankie George, just getting by in the cut-throat world of newspapers is hard enough. Sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Di ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss
    Bodies of Light - by Sarah Moss

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847089090 | ISBN 10: 1847089097

    Bodies of Light is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement.   Ally (older sister of May in Night Waking), is intellig ... more

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  • Cover image of book Suffragettes: How Britain
    Suffragettes: How Britain's Women Fought & Died for the Right to Vote - by Frank Meeres

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781445633909 | ISBN 10: 1445633906

    A century ago, Britain was caught up in one of the most extraordinary events in the country’s history – the struggle of its women to obtain the right to vote. While there had been petitions and discussions of the subject throughout the Victori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot
    Sally Heathcote: Suffragette - by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780224097864 | ISBN 10: 0224097865

    A stunning new graphic novel from the Costa Award-winning authors of Dotter of her Father's Eyes.   Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vanishing for the Vote: Suffrage, Citizenship and the Battle for the Census by Jill Liddington
    Vanishing for the Vote: Suffrage, Citizenship and the Battle for the Census - by Jill Liddington

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780719087493 | ISBN 10: 071908749x

    Vanishing for the Vote recounts what happened on one night, Sunday 2 April, 1911, when the Liberal government demanded every household comply with its census requirements. Suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott this cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bristol Suffragettes by Lucienne Boyce
    The Bristol Suffragettes - by Lucienne Boyce

    £11.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781321065 | ISBN 10: 178132106x

    In the days leading up to Churchills visit, the Bristol WSPU circulated leaflets reminding readers that the 1832 Bristol Riots had been instrumental in the passing of the Reform Act the same year which broadened the male franchise. The leaflet invit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette
    Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette's Family Album - by Maureen Howes

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780752498027 | ISBN 10: 0752498029

    Emily Wilding Davisons image has been frozen in time since 1913. On the 4 June of that year, Emily was struck by the kings horse, Anmer, during the Epsom Derby. She died four days later. She, unlike her fellow Militant Suffragettes, did not live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Fryes Suffrage Diary by Elizabeth Crawford (editor)
    Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Fryes Suffrage Diary - by Elizabeth Crawford (editor)

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781903427750 | ISBN 10: 1903427754

    Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to convert the men and women of England to the cause of womens suffrage. The detailed diary kept all her life by Kate Parry Frye (18781959) has been edited to cov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bring Out the Banners by Geoffrey Trease
    Bring Out the Banners - by Geoffrey Trease

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781408191866 | ISBN 10: 1408191865

    An office worker and an aristocratic young lady become unlikely friends as they work together for women's right to vote. A thrilling story of secret meetings, police oppression and social upheaval, as well as an accurate account of the Suffragette mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women
    The Women's Suffrage Movement - by Molly Housego and Neil R. Storey

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780747810896 | ISBN 10: 0747810893

    The popular image of a womens suffrage activist is a stoical woman chained to railings or committing criminal acts to attract publicity for the cause. While such women as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison embody this image, these militant ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Suffragettes In Pictures by Diane Atkinson
    The Suffragettes In Pictures - by Diane Atkinson

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752457963 | ISBN 10: 0752457969

    The Suffragette Movement was one of the most important political lobbying organisations in British history. Their fight for the right of women to vote highlighted the deep divide between the sexes that had existed for generations. Women sacrificed th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art, Theatre and Women
    Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage - by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906582081 | ISBN 10: 1906582084

    An exploration of the creative explosion that occurred when the campaign for the vote brought together the talents of so many female writers and artists at the start of the 20th century.   An overview of the artists, designers, writers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisons and Prisoners:  Some Personal Experiences by Constance Lytton
    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences - by Constance Lytton

    £23.50   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781551115931 | ISBN 10: 155111593x

    Prisons and Prisoners is the autobiography of aristocratic suffragette Constance Lytton. In it, she details her militant actions in the struggle to gain the vote for women, including her masquerade and imprisonment as the working-class "Jane Warton." ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family by Martin Pugh
    The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family - by Martin Pugh

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099520436 | ISBN 10: 0099520435

    The suffragettes outraged Victorian society but their personal lives were just as dramatic as their public actions. In this gripping and incisive account of the Pankhursts, Martin Pugh reveals the full story behind this unique family: Emmeline, the d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crooked Pieces by Sarah Grazebrook
    Crooked Pieces - by Sarah Grazebrook

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780749080945 | ISBN 10: 0749080949

    Beautifully written and evocative, Crooked Pieces brings the past magically to life...  London, 1905. Maggie's new position as a maid lifts her from East End poverty and brings her into the world of the suffragettes, in particular the Pankhur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote by Jill Liddington
    Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote - by Jill Liddington

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844081684 | ISBN 10: 1844081680

    When she was arrested, sixteen-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis was catapulted onto the tabloid front pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. Dancer Lilian Lenton waited till her twenty-first birthday - then determined to burn two buildings a week unti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Literature of the Women by Carolyn Christensen Nelson (editor)
    Literature of the Women - by Carolyn Christensen Nelson (editor)

    £31.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781551115115 | ISBN 10: 1551115115

    During the British women's suffrage campaign of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women wrote plays to convert others to their cause; they wrote essays to justify their militant actions; and they wrote fiction and poetry about their ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Hand Tied Behind Us: The Rise of the Women
    One Hand Tied Behind Us: The Rise of the Women's Suffrage Movement - by Jill Liddington & Jill Norris

    £16.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781854891112 | ISBN 10: 1854891111

    "No cause can be won between dinner and tea and most of us who were married had to work with one hand tied behind us." A vivid and moving portrait of strong women who envisaged freedoms for which we are still fighting today. The book is based on int ... more

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