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Old baggage
Old baggage
Evans, Lissa2018
Books, Manuscripts
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 thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing - nothing - since then has had the same depth, the same excitement. Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea - but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie's militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for.
Main title:
Old baggage / Lissa Evans.
Author:
Evans, Lissa, author
Imprint:
London : Doubleday, 2018.
Collation:
309 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9780857523624 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2662645
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