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Suffragette The Battle for Equality

Written by David Roberts

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Lavishly illustrated explanation of the suffragettes, very readable, entertaining and full of information

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 | One of our 2018 Books of the Year

Of all the books about the campaign for women’s suffrage in this the centenary year of some women being given the vote, David Roberts’s is the most beautiful to look at. In full page illustrations, vignettes and individual portraits, he brings the movement alive, portraying vividly the women and men involved, as well as the drama, frustration and endurance, violence and cruelty that were all part of the struggle. And though he’s best known for his illustrations, the text is as every bit as powerful as the pictures, meticulously and graphically detailing the words and the deeds that finally brought about change, and the roles of the many different people who played a part. The story he tells is one of the most inspiring of our times, still relevant today, and this book is a brilliant way to discover it.  


Andrea Reece

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David Roberts :  “Until I was fourteen years old, I had never heard of the suffragettes… More than thirty years after I wrote my school project, I have delved back into it and learned so much more about the campaign for women’s suffrage… I am not an expert, more of an enthusiast, inspired by a diverse group of people, both suffragists and suffragettes, courageous, determined, peaceful and militant, all focused on one thing: the right to vote.”

Suffragette The Battle for Equality Synopsis

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: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic.

David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift. This 128 page 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.

Suffragette The Battle for Equality Press Reviews

Enjoy this beautiful book. I hope it inspires you to do your imperfect best to make the world a better place.  Lauren Laverne

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

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ISBN: 9781509839674
Publication date: 29/05/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509839674
Publication date: 29th May 2018
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: History, True Stories
Collections: Girl Power - Inspiring and Informative Books with a Feminist Edge,

About David Roberts

David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive illustrations. Born in Liverpool, he has a degree in fashion design, but he always felt his true calling was in children’s book illustration and now pursues that dream from his flat in London. His previous work includes collaborations with his sister Lynn on retellings of several classic fairy stories, including Little Red which was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. David is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada ...

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