Double Take: Votes for Women

This is the story of a suffragette who will endure the horror of the hunger strike for the cause she believes in. It is also the story of a ruthless politician – a man whose aim is to ensure that women will never vote. Only extreme action on both sides will bring the struggle to an end…

Henry Asquith, Prime Minister. Faced with the suffragette’s demands, Asquith decides to ignore them. But when the women resort to violence, he sees no alternative but to weaken them with his cruel ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act.

Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette. When her mother forms a women’s union, Sylvia’s life changes forever. She is thrust into a rough world of protest and confrontation, where women are regularly ridiculed, arrested and imprisoned. She will risk her life to fight for their right to vote.

Two sides. One conflict. But who will win?

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    I read this as i was doing work about women gaining the right to vote. This book was very useful

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  • Belinda Hollyer

    Belinda Hollyer is an editor-turned-author who hails from New Zealand. Her latest novel is a work of historical fiction for Hodder Children’s Books – Long Walk To Lavender St – charting the course of apartheid in South Africa. She is also the author of ‘Votes for Women’ in the Double Take series and the anthologist of Kingfisher’s Haven’t you grown! poetry collection.

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