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  • Published: 15 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784161620
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $30.00

Hearts And Minds

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



'A history book that should be read by all' Stylist. The astonishing, uplifting story of the women's march on London in 1913, one of the most significant but neglected episodes in C20 history.

_______'A history book that should be read by all' - Stylist. Set against the background of the campaign for women to win the vote, this is a story of the ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. 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.

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.

  • Published: 15 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784161620
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson is also the author of Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Piligrimage and How Women Won the Vote and 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. Ladies Can't Climb Ladders is her eleventh book.

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Praise for Hearts And Minds

Hearts And Minds is a timely reminder of the courage of these unsung campaigners

Daily Mail

Hearts And Minds is a timely reminder of the courage of these unsung campaigners

Jane Shilling, Daily Mail

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