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Old Baggage

Narrated by: Joanna Scanlan
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Old Baggage, written by Lissa Evans, read by Joanna Scanlan.

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 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.

Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight.

©2019 Lissa Evans (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"The work of a novelist in her prime." (Daily Telegraph)  

"Wise and witty." (Sarah Hughes, Observer)   

"Essential...Evans is a brilliant storyteller." (Stylist)   

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Fantastic Read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book which brought to life these women as they settled down to every day life after their periods of Suffragette activism. A good insight into those who paved the way for us and really funny. Had a wee tear in my eye at the end.

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