Rise Up Women!

100 years ago, the right to vote was extended to (some) women in Britain, following a long and heroic struggle by the Suffragists and Suffragettes. Here's a selection of books to mark the event, and its centenary.

My Own Story

Emmeline Pankhurst

From the publisher:

Don’t miss Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst in the major motion picture Suffragette. Throughout the course of her career she endured humiliation, prison, hunger strikes ...

What the Suffragists Did Next

Mavis Curtis

From the publisher:

An examination of the changes in women’s lives during the course of the twentieth century through the individual life stories of some of those involved in the struggle for ...

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

Mary Talbot

From the publisher:

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is another stunning collaboration from Costa Award ...