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Hearts And Minds

The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

Jane Robinson



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Black Swan
15 January 2019
History; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Civil rights & citizenship; Demonstrations & protest movements
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: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote.

Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them.

This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever. Jane Robinson has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts to tell the inside story of the march, against the colourful background of the entire suffrage campaign.

Fresh and original, full of vivid detail and moments of high drama, Hearts and Minds is both funny and incredibly moving, important and wonderfully entertaining.
By:   Jane Robinson
Imprint:   Black Swan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9781784161620
ISBN 10:   1784161624
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   15 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jane Robinson (Author) Jane Robinson is also the author of Bluestockings- the Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education. She was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Yorkshire before going to Oxford University to study English Language and Literature at Somerville College. She has worked in the antiquarian book trade and as an archivist and is now a full-time writer and lecturer, specialising in social history through women's eyes. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, member of the Society of Authors, and founder member of Writers in Oxford. She is married with two sons and lives in Buckinghamshire. Hearts and Minds is her tenth book.

Reviews for Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

A story of huge courage and, most of all, immense female camaraderie...meticulously researched... a fascinating and inspiring read -- Hannah Beckman * Sunday Express * Inspiring and moving * Observer * An excellent account of the suffragist movement. -- Lucy Lethbridge * Financial Times * BOOK OF THE WEEK: The war between the sisters: Smashed windows, lobbed bombs, a fascinating book casts new light on the bitter rivalry between the women who fought for the vote. -- Ysenda Maxtone Graham * Daily Mail * *****Five Stars! Hearts and Minds brings the voices of the suffragists to life in a compelling, entertaining and poignant collection of accounts. It's a history book that should be read by all as we celebrate the centenary of the vote and continue the fight for equality. Meticulously researched yet never dull, it breathes life into a little-known corner of history * Stylist *

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