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A Woman of Courage

Tania Blanchard



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01 November 2023
A gripping, moving story of love, tenacity and the right to be heard by bestseller Tania Blanchard, inspired by a true story

'An exciting, inspiring tale of the women who quite literally changed the world ... Stunning' NATASHA LESTER

'A beautiful tale of courage and resilience from a born storyteller' LAUREN CHATER

'Engrossing ... A captivating and uplifting novel about passion, love, loss and self-discovery' BOOKS+PUBLISHING

1890, Northern England. Hannah Todd dreams of a future where women have the right to vote.

Fresh from her teaching studies in Durham, she joins her parents in a rural village, brimming with newly found passion and the groundswell towards women's suffrage unfolding in London. Working tirelessly to help women and children in the county, Hannah is determined to make the fight for the vote her life's work, adding her voice to the rising chorus across the nation and hopes of a new world and a new way of thinking.

But soon she must fight a new, unexpected battle – that of the yearning of her own heart. As Hannah grapples with her conflicting feelings she discovers that when power is threatened, darkness, brutality and dangerous, closely guarded secrets are never too far from the surface. How far can she go to fight for what's right?

From the exciting, progressive hive of London to the traditional villages of the rural north, A Woman of Courage rings with the strength and struggles of women at time of momentous change ... and the choices one woman must make to help forge a new future.


'A fresh, exciting and inspiring tale of the women who fought for their right to vote - women who quite literally changed the world. Main character Hannah is a true woman of courage, brought to life by elegant prose, meticulous research and a stunning narrative ... Bursting with charm, heart and hope' - NATASHA LESTER, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre

'A timely reminder of how small acts of courage can change the world. Hannah's journey to self-discovery and her unwavering belief in the power and strength of women's independence made this a pleasure to read. A beautiful tale of courage and resilience from a born storyteller' LAUREN CHATER, bestselling author of The Winter Dress

'Engrossing historical fiction ... A captivating and uplifting novel about passion, love, loss and self-discovery. Its themes of feminist empowerment and passion-led political change are still relevant today' BOOKS+PUBLISHING


'Breathtaking ... Rich in every sight, taste and smell' Australian Women's Weekly

'Richly imagined, heartbreaking and captivating ... Outstanding historical fiction' Better Reading

'Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide' - Weekly Times

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   542g
ISBN:   9781460764091
ISBN 10:   1460764099
Pages:   448
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tania Blanchard writes historical fiction inspired by the true stories and the rich cultural heritage of her family's history. Her bestselling, acclaimed stories of love, loss and hope and the challenges facing women in defining moments in modern history span world wars and pivotal moments in time during great social and political upheaval, and are beloved by readers everywhere. Her books The Girl from Munich, Suitcase of Dreams, Letters from Berlin and Daughter of Calabria are bestsellers. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children. Visit

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