Bring Out the Banners by Geoffrey Trease


Bring Out the Banners by Geoffrey Trease

An office worker and an aristocratic young lady become unlikely friends as they work together for women's right to vote. A thrilling story of secret meetings, police oppression and social upheaval, as well as an accurate account of the Suffragette movement in the years before the First World War. Republished to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of suffragette martyr Emily Davison.


Reprinted to thrill new generations of 10+ with well-drawn female characters struggling against historic injustice. The Times There's a strong sense of atmosphere, and the novel is rich in period detail. The Historical Novel Society This thrilling story of secret meetings, police oppression and social upheaval gives children an excellent insight into what life was like as a Suffragette and will help their understanding of just what these women went through. from that deservedly well respected author of past decades Geoffrey Trease, it...convey[s] a great deal of authenticity School Librarian

About the Author

Geoffrey Trease

Geoffrey Trease, who was born in Nottingham in 1909 and died in 1998, was a prolific writer, publishing over 110 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). His work has been translated into 20 languages.

He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched. However, with his ground-breaking study "Tales Out of School" (1949), he was also a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate. When he began his career, his radical viewpoint was a refreshing change from the conventional and often jingoistic tone of most children's literature of the time, and he was one of the first authors who deliberately set out to appeal to both boys and girls and to feature strong leading characters of both sexes.

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160 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Publication date

9th May 2013



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