An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne.
The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement – from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison.
Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences – from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift.
This large gift book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.
About the Author
David Roberts has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations. David's work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories - their book Little Red was shortlisted for the 2005 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. David's first collaboration with Julia Donaldson - Tyrannosaurus Drip - was published in 2007 by Macmillan, and since then they have worked together on several other picture books. David is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist written by Andrea Beaty.
David Roberts has been fascinated by the suffragists since his school days, and his illustrated history of the fight for women's suffrage is a real passion project.
A lavish colour hardback replete with his distinctive, perceptive art, he offers fascinating insights into the complex history of the movement, looking beyond the stereotypes to include working-class women and diverse stories from around the world. * Observer * A powerful resource * Askews and Holts * I've seen nothing quite like this large, lavish non-fiction history of the Suffragettes. Told through the meticulously researched pictures and words of David Roberts, this is the story of their bravery and ingenuity, covering the whole range of suffragette experience, from working-class to aristocrat * The Bookseller *
Section - i: ForewordIntroduction - ii: Introduction
Chapter - 1: A Man's World
Chapter - 2: What is Suffrage?
Chapter - 3: 1832: The Vote Lost
Chapter - 4: 1832-1897: The Acorn Becomes a Mighty Oak
Chapter - 5: Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Chapter - 6: Suffragists and their Supporters
Chapter - 7: 1903: The Time is Now
Chapter - 8: Emmeline Pankhurst
Chapter - 9: 1903: Deeds, Not Words
Chapter - 10: 1905: `The Question, the Question, Answer the Question'
Chapter - 11: 1906: Bang, Bang on the Door
Chapter - 12: 1906: Rotten Fish and Bad Eggs
Chapter - 13: 1906: `-ette'
Chapter - 14: Notable Suffragettes
Chapter - 15: Suffragist, Suffragette
Chapter - 16: 1907: Mud, Mud, Mud!
Chapter - 17: 1907: `Dare to Be Free'
Chapter - 18: 1907: Votes for Women? Never!
Chapter - 19: Notable Antis
Chapter - 20: 1908: Breaking Glass
Chapter - 21: 1908: Prime Enemy
Chapter - 22: 1908: The `Trojan Horse Raid'
Chapter - 23: The Rebel Princess
Chapter - 24: Pins and Badges
Chapter - 25: 1909: Hunger Strike
Chapter - 26: 1909: The Gag, the Tube and the Funnel
Chapter - 27: 1909: The Magnificent Muriel Matters in her Flying Machine
Chapter - 28: Pageants and Parades
Chapter - 29: 1909: The Bingley Hall Brouhaha
Chapter - 30: A Riot of Colour
Chapter - 31: 1910-1912: The Bill, the Whole Bill and Nothing But the Bill
Chapter - 32: 1910: Black Friday
Chapter - 33: 1910: Suffrajitsu
Chapter - 34: 1911: The Suffragette in the Broom Cupboard
Chapter - 35: 1911: Acid, Ink and Fire Bombs
Chapter - 36: 1912: A Bigger Smash
Chapter - 37: 1912: `Shout, Shout, Up with Your Song!'
Chapter - 38: 1913: A Game of Cat and Mouse
Chapter - 39: 1913: Capturing the Monument
Chapter - 40: 1913: The Pilgrims Make Progress
Chapter - 41: 1913: Burning Down the House
Chapter - 42: 1913: A Death at the Races
Chapter - 43: Smash, Slash, Break and Burn
Chapter - 44: 1914: Amazons at the Battle of Glasgow
Chapter - 45: 1914: Don't Forget the Workers
Chapter - 46: 1914: `Slasher' Mary and the Art Attacks
Chapter - 47: 1914: War
Chapter - 48: 1914: The White Feather Brigade
Chapter - 49: 1915: For Men Must Fight and Women Must Work
Chapter - 50: 1915-1918: Canaries and Penguins Help Win the War
Chapter - 51: 1918: The Vote Won
Chapter - 52: 1928: Votes for All
Chapter - 53: A World of Suffrage
For Ages: 1 - 99 years old
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 29th May 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 30.2 x 24.2
Weight (kg): 0.95