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Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Narrated by: Cassie Layton
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Short-listed for the YA Book Prize.

Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

Evelyn is 17, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.

May is 15 and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.

But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?

©2017 Sally Nicholls (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd
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Things a bright girl can do

I think this is a great book, filled with warmth, love and support. I also love the way that all three of the main characters are involved in the suffragette movement and how it shows some of the struggles women had to face to get the right to vote.

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Fabulous

Thoroughly enjoyed on a very long car journey with my 2 children 9 &11. A great account of the first world war from different vantage points.

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