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Things a Bright Girl Can Do By Sally Nicholls Things a Bright Girl Can Do Through rallies and marches in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty stricken slums of the East End three courageous young women join the fight for the vote Evelyn is sevent

  • Title: Things a Bright Girl Can Do
  • Author: Sally Nicholls
  • ISBN: 9781783445257
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do By Sally Nicholls Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rathThrough rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women s freedom.May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence When she meets Nell, a girl who s grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell than they ever could believe As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice
    Things a Bright Girl Can Do By Sally Nicholls

    Things a Bright Girl Can Do Nicholls, Sally Sep , Inspiring and infuriating in equal measures, Things A Bright Girl Can Do is an utterly captivating novel Sally Nicholls deftly weaves history and politics into the narrative with such a lightness of touch, it was impossible to stop reading. Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls Things a Bright Girl Can Do Is the story of three young female protagonist Evelyn, Nell and May who are all a part of the Suffragette movement The book is set in London during the peak of the Suffragette movement and WW. THE BEST Things to Do in Bright with Photos Top Attractions in Bright Canyon Walk reviews Bright Splash Park Things a Bright Girl Can Do Nicholls, Sally Jun , Things a Bright Girl Can Do Nicholls, Sally on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Things a Bright Girl Can Do

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    1. Beth on said:

      I can t know that something is possible, and sit back and not do anything to make it real Spoiler free Review So I really, really enjoyed this There are a few aspects that threw me off a bit hence why it s not 5 stars but a good 4 star read The story is about 3 different people in the process of trying to get the vote for women, both and a suffragette and suffragist way It showed you the insides of what went on and there were so many references I mean it even mentioned Boudica You get the sense [...]

    2. Kirsty on said:

      Hands down the best book I ve read this year and probably the best book I m going to read this year So much I adored about it Suffragettes, the social history of the various classes within Edwardian society, the impact of WW1 at home, the fascinating snippets of historical nerdery making it feel so authentic My inner history geek is in love with this book SO SO SO SO GOOD

    3. Kelly on said:

      4.5 stars I was so excited to read this book because any time a book considered even slightly feminist is released I know I need to get my hands on it Luckily I managed to get my hands on an advanced copy and this book was even than I hoped it would be It is passionate, honest, emotional and exhilarating.Taking us all the way back to the 1910 s, Things A Bright Girl Can Do is everything that I expect from a historical fiction novel with the exception that I found it much easier to read than mos [...]

    4. Francesca on said:

      4.5This was rather splendid A treat of an account of the Suffragette movement, the build up to WW1 and its consequences on ordinary people.The three protagonists all convey different sides of British society at the time united by the cause of gaining votes for women It follows the war period from it s onset in 1914 to the suffrage vote of 2018 I loved how the book did not skirt at all on socialism, suffrage, internationalism vs war effort and admired the way the three protagonists Evelyn, May an [...]

    5. Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess on said:

      5 Words And she bloody loved it.Full review to come.

    6. Rebecca (StayingUpTillMorning) on said:

      My first thought after finishing this book was how I wish it had been around when I was studying History aged 15 16 My school barely touched on women s suffrage and instead barrelled straight on in to WW1 and the experience of soldiers and the government We didn t learn about what happened to the wives and sisters and children left to fend for themselves, without a man s wage to pay for food or coal or medicine.But now at least we have this wonderful book to give us an insight into the lives of [...]

    7. Kate (Reading Through Infinity) on said:

      3.5 stars.I enjoyed the LBGTQIA romance in this novel and the focus on three young women protagonists growing up in WWI Britain, but I just wanted a little of everything More of the jobs women did during the war, of the gay community events that some women attended, of the hardships and intensity that came with being a suffragette.

    8. Navdip on said:

      As soon as I read the blurb for this book I just knew I had to read the book Things a Bright Girl Can Do begins in 1914 and follows the lives of three young girls, Evelyn, May and Nell.I love how different all three of these girls are and that really helped to show just how difficult life was for ALL girls women not just those who weren t well off.EvelynEvelyn is the first character that we are introduced to She is 17 years old and from a privileged background However, despite her lifestyle she [...]

    9. Robin Stevens on said:

      Hurrah for Sally This is a really lovely and engrossing novel about three girls caught up in the Suffragette movement and WW1 Basically, it s Sarah Waters for teens pitch perfect, historically accurate, very romantic and a jolly good read 14 Please note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first Thank you

    10. Stephanie on said:

      4.5 stars This book is just wonderful warm and witty, genuinely wise, and alternately charming, upsetting and downright terrifying but with such a deep well of compassion running throughout for all of its different characters even when all three of its heroines disagree intensely with each other All three heroines come from very different backgrounds Evelyn comes from a conservative middle class family, May is the daughter of a radical vegetarian socialist feminist single mother but still has a [...]

    11. Aoife on said:

      I absolutely ADORED this book It was a true privilege to get to meet the author at DeptCon3 in Dublin this year and hear her talk about her inspirations and her experience writing this novel.Things a Bright Girl Can Do is funny, warm, inspiring, questioning, and angry in the very best way Everyone should read this book.

    12. Dreximgirl on said:

      I found this book really interesting It is definitely outside my comfort zone of genres but it s a period of time I am interested in and it is definitely thought provoking I am always surprised when I m reminded just how recently things have changed and even now it isn t perfect but it s definitely better.

    13. Meg on said:

      This was super enjoyable It could have been gayer but let s be real, I d feel that way about almost anything but I did appreciate the gentle, matter of fact way, these two queer girls got to just be without too much handwringing or gay panic or self doubt Would recommend.

    14. LH Johnson on said:

      I ve been sitting on this review for a week or so, in that gloriously selfish phase of having read a Good Book but not wanting to talk about it Sometimes I want to wallow in that sensation and just hold it tight to myself, that feeling of having read something transformative, big, honest and real The events of the past few days have, however, reminded me of the importance of talking about this sort of thing and so here I am earlier than I intended, because this book is not due out until Septembe [...]

    15. Joanne on said:

      Originally published on Once Upon a Bookcase.WARNING This review is so very long, but I have a lot to say.When I first heard about Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls, there was absolutely no way I wasn t going to read it A book about the Suffragettes As a feminist, there s just no way this book wasn t going to appeal to me Having finished, I can say that Things a Bright Girl Can Do was such a good book but for different reasons than I expected.Things a Bright Girl Can Do isn t about t [...]

    16. Claire (Book Blog Bird) on said:

      This book has been on my radar for a little while and because last week saw the 100th anniversary of women being awarded the right to vote albeit in the most caveat laden way possible I thought it would be a good time to finally pick it up.This book is a well researched, well written account of the women s suffrage movement and the impact it had on society It explores the difference between suffragists and suffragettes legal non violent vs violent illegal activity and the effect the war had on w [...]

    17. Avery Delany on said:

      Rating 3.5 stars N B to all the people proclaiming this to be a book with two gay suffragettes please read this review to consider a reading of Nell as a trans character, by a trans person Things a Bright Girl Can Do is a brilliant and enjoyable book which gives 3 young people s perspectives on the suffrage movement and World War 1 We follow Evelyn, an upper middle class girl who becomes torn between her desire for suffrage, education and sweetheart Teddy middle class pacifist Quaker May for who [...]

    18. BookOfCinz on said:

      Things a Bright Girl Can DoIs the story of three young female protagonist Evelyn, Nell and May who are all a part of the Suffragette movement The book is set in London during the peak of the Suffragette movement and WW1 It s always interesting reading historical fiction told from a Young Adult POV, I think this is what stood out the most for me and this book All three girls, though a part of the movement came from different backgrounds and were in the movement for different reasons Evelyn is the [...]

    19. Emily on said:

      RELEASE DATE 7 September 2017Actual rating 4.5 starsI wasn t sure how to begin this review as even though I really enjoyed this book, I did struggle with it a bit whether that was because of the difficult subject matter or because I generally struggle with historical fiction I m not sure Even though it is fiction, I actually came out with a better understanding of the emancipation of women in 1900s Britain and I loved every second of it So much goes on in this book as well as following three cha [...]

    20. Anouk on said:

      Man i was sooooo excited when this came into our bookshop bc QUEER SUFFRAGETTES and i was not disappointed This was a really entertaining, lovely way to finish off the year It s fresh, it s gripping, and thoroughly modern ya take on the historical novel Issues of class and sexuality race is conspicuously absent are explored with surprising depth, in the sense that they were talked about in exactly the opposite way i was expecting One character cheerfully declares herself a Sapphist to another gi [...]

    21. Fray on said:

      I picked this book up on a whim and I loved it, I really did The problem with loving it, however, was that I also loved the characters and this story is incredibly sad Silly old me didn t think the war would as prevalent in this book as it actually was which came as a bit of a nasty shock.Overall I really enjoyed the writing and the characters of this story The plot got quite dark and if you ve struggled with any form of PTSD, depression or anxiety depression in a romantic relationship this book [...]

    22. Moon on said:

      This is actually a 3.5 shame we can t do half stars here The short version of my review is that there are some great things in here and several good quotes Teddy and Nell are my favourite characters But it felt too much like two completely separate stories with the only contact point between them being a pamphlet sold All through the book I kept expecting them all to meet and do shenanigans, do great things or at least some craziness but it never happened On their own they are good stories, even [...]

    23. Danni Jervis on said:

      Thoroughly well written novel that combines the Suffragettes movement with homosexuality, class relationships, the effects of the first world war, PTSD and rationing The diversity achieved in the story is very pleasing, to see feminism from so many points of view really shows how not black and white it really is.

    24. Katie Fellows on said:

      Just brilliant, timely read for both the centenary of the passing of the Vote for women and the end of the First World War Wonderfully researched and written this needs to be read by all

    25. Femke (booksfemme) on said:

      4.5 stars Absolutely loved this novel Longer review soon hopefully

    26. Sam on said:

      Awesome book What a great historical insight I enjoyed reading about fighting for the right to let women vote It was amazingly researched and full of great characters both fictional and real After reading the book I ve spent hours doing some further research myself I couldn t stop reading about Emmeline Pankhurst, women s suffrage, the history of feminism, WWI etc Definitely a book I would highly recommend

    27. Zoe on said:

      Perhaps this book can be rushed through to print with the announcement of a snap election this year as it is a thought provoking, nuanced and rich story about political engagement and how complex, hard and rewarding it can be to work out your own private political beliefs, let alone play an active political part in society Compelling, complex and real characterization against a detailed and at times surprising historical backdrop you might have read quite a few books about the suffragettes but I [...]

    28. Katy Noyes on said:

      YA look at suffragettes and World War I It s about time that young women and men had a book aimed at them that looked in a grown up way at the pre War suffragist movement, how the War affected it, and what that War did to the young men and women in Britain And this one takes on several issues in one book.Three young women are our eyes on this world of a century past one rich girl Evelyn who is pushing back from marrying her childhood sweetheart One is the daughter of a feminist vegetarian activi [...]

    29. Nikki on said:

      I liked lots of things about this book, the characters are interesting, you learn about the timeline without it being preachy and the relationships are good However It felt like two stories, the two threads don t interact Evelyn and Teddy is probably my least favourite, but I love the stuff with her indignation and her family at the start, and all the stuff towards the end it does an excellent job of portraying the war and is really poignant I wanted to know what they did next though especially [...]

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