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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224097864
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $44.99

Sally Heathcote


A stunning new graphic novel from the Costa Award-winning authors of Dotter of her Father's Eyes

Discover the stunning graphic novel from the Costa Award-winning authors of Dotter of her Father's Eyes.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realised backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era. Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is another stunning collaboration from Costa Award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote's lavish pages bring history to life.

  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224097864
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $44.99

About the authors

Mary Talbot

Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has published widely on language, gender and power, particularly in relation to media and consumer culture. She is the co-author of the graphic novels Dotter of her Father's Eyes and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette.

Kate Charlesworth

Kate Charlesworth was born in Yorkshire and studied at the Manchester College of Art and Design. Her illustrations have appeared in the Guardian, the Independent and she has worked on many books, comics and magazines. She lives in Edinburgh.

Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot was born in 1952. He has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. His books include Alice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot), the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award, and the Grandville series.

Praise for Sally Heathcote

Thrilling… The great achievement of the book is that it manages to be both an adventure story – Sally is a wonderful heroine, brave and determined – and a superbly concise work of social history.

Rachel Cooke, Observer

[An] excellent and fascinating book.

David Robinson, Scotland on Sunday

A potent mix of hope and brutality… Very readable.

James Smart, Guardian

A tale of loyalty, love and courage that brings history to life with snappy dialogue and brilliant images.


An engaging, resonant human story given an utterly gripping graphic realisation.

The Crack

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a graphic novel for people who don’t like graphic novels, and a history book for people who don’t like history. Read it.

Rosie Hopegood, Skinny

A gripping read.

Emerald Street

A comprehensive and penetrating social analysis. Illuminating and provocative, this is serious, relevant history told with heart, guts and speech bubbles.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro

Stunning... A visceral and deeply moving tale.

Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

A fascinating new graphic novel… It’s a cliché to say a picture is worth a thousand words. But graphic novels remind us that it’s a cliché because sometimes it’s true.

Anna Carey, Irish Times

A powerful book, a real eye opener… A triumph.


The power and passion of the campaign is vividly brought to life by the dynamic illustrations.

Twin Magazine

A fascinating graphic novel charting the rise of the suffragette movement through the eyes of a servant who embraces the cause.

Megan Farr, Wales Online

An informative but accessible read.

Antonello Sticca, Total Politics

Communicates elaborate ideas in deceptively simple ways

Antonello Sticca, Total Politics

Wonderful graphic novel.

Arifa Akbar, Independent

The storyline is exciting and well thought out to give a wide overview of the suffrage movement. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Lattice, Guardian

A seamless blend of historical fact and fiction ... The illustrations are full of energy and expression.

Jacqui Agate, Independent

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