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Until We Win

Written by Linda Newbery

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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 13 |  In a nutshell: inspiring story about women winning the vote |  It’s summer 1914 and Lizzy is enjoying a new freedom: she’s saved the wages from her job as an office junior in an insurance company and bought a bicycle. The job and her new bike lead Lizzy indirectly to a meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union, and more freedoms: inspired by what she hears she joins the Suffragettes, willing – even proud – to be imprisoned for her cause. Linda Newbery brings the suffragette movement to life through the eyes of one vividly drawn young woman, making us all aware of our continuing responsibility to stand up for what we believe, and to use our votes. It’s worth checking out the story of the cover too, specially created by artist Stewart Eaton.

Readers will also enjoy Anna Carey’s longer novel The Making of Mollie and Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson, which also feature Suffragettes. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers.  Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category.

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***If you like historical fiction you might also be interested in Tilt by Mary Hoffman, a novel set in the Romantic era in Pisa, Italy and the puzzle of the leaning tower.

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Until We Win Synopsis

A hundred years ago, women didn't have the vote. When Lizzy Frost becomes involved with the fledgling Suffragette movement, it expands her horizons in ways she never could have imagined. From time spent in prison for the cause, to new relationships with fellow campaigners, Lizzy's struggle for votes for women sets her heart on fire.

In Until We Win, Linda Newbery presents a powerful drama that explores not just the struggle but the spirit of women in the 1910s as they braved frenzied protests and militant missions, hardships at home and hunger strikes in cold prison cells. The book’s message is complemented by Stewart Easton’s cover artwork which uses another Suffragette tactic of protest – embroidery – as well as their distinctive colours.

Stewart also worked on the cover for Linda’s previous Barrington Stoke title, Tilly’s Promise, which earned wide acclaim, including a review from

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Until We Win Press Reviews

Praise for Tilly's Promise:

“Linda Newbery has created characters with whom we empathise in settings that are often shockingly vivid” – The Scotsman

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ISBN: 9781781125793
Publication date: 15/01/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125793
Publication date: 15th January 2017
Author: Linda Newbery
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly
Other Categories: Suffrage 100

About Linda Newbery

Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS ...

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