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No Surrender

Constance Elizabeth Maud

Book Overview: 

Written from the midst of the struggle for female suffrage, Constance Elizabeth Maud’s novel No Surrender (1911) is a Call to Arms. It is a dramatic narrative portraying key players and historical events in the battle for the Vote for Women in Britain. Jenny Clegg is a Lancashire millgirl working long, hard hours under unhealthy conditions in order to support her mother and younger siblings, only to have her father take possession of her savings. In order to seek the rights to improved work conditions, equal pay, and many other human rights, she joins the movement of women seeking political representation. The perspectives of the genteel and working classes, men, as well as the Antis, are presented.

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No Surrender is one of a surprisingly few suffragette novels, it is I am sure the only novel I have read from this time that centres wholly on women’s suffrage. William: an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton; Persephone book number one also has a suffragette as a central character but that novel concerns

A well-written dose of female empowerment. I added it to my list of favorite books straightaway!

This book was published in 1911. It is the story of people in the women's suffrage movement in England. Women across the USA didn't get the right to vote until 1920 but the story includes a woman visiting from one of the states where they already did give women the right to vote.

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Every woman should read this important book, particularly now we have the election coming up. Although it is actually a novel published in 1911, it gives a fascinating insight as to what it was really like to be a Suffragette, how they were treated by the police, by their families, and almost worst

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