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March, Women, March

March, Women, March [Kindle Edition]

Lucinda Hawksley
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This is a wonderful, inspiring story told with scholarship, passion and wit. It shows how long the suffrage struggle has been; I learned much I didn't know and read it in one sitting. Gripping, surprising & very enjoyable --Miriam Margolyes

Hawksley has produced an accessible and engaging guide to the original women's movement. --Telegraph

March, Women, March will prove invaluable for historians of the future, telling the story of the women's movement...In clear and vivid terms, it uses letters, diaries and reminiscence to tell its tale, perfectly catching the confusion of the times-- Telegraph Review

A must-read, regardless of gender--Independent on Sunday

Hawksley livens the long, grim struggle with fascinating snippets.--Independent on Sunday

The book is a fantastic tribute to the women who devoted their lives to the cause of female equality. And quite frankly, every home should have one. --Lynn Parson, Smooth Radio

The book is a fantastic tribute to the women who devoted their lives to the cause of female equality. And quite frankly, every home should have one. --Lynn Parson, Smooth Radio

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March, Women, March explores the women's movement in Britain, from the Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792 to women attaining the vote in 1928. Published to commemorate the centenary of the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who was dragged under King George V's horse during the Derby and thus sustained fatal injuries, this fascinating book uses anecdotes and accounts by both famous and hitherto lesser known suffragettes and suffragists to explore how the voice of women came to be heard throughout the land in the pursuit of equal votes for females. Using diary extracts and letters, the main protagonists of the women's movement are brought back to life as Lucinda Dickens Hawksley explores how they were portrayed in literature and art as well as the media reports of the day.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4468 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: André Deutsch (10 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Lucinda Hawksley's book chronicles the struggles women faced and the hardships they endured to obtain the right to vote in the United Kingdom. I highly recommended March, Women, March for its insight into the lives of the women who refused to let men 'keep them in their place'. First and foremost, March, Women, March provides a historical account of the women's movement but it is as much a 'good read' as documentary.

Hawksley's book contains intriguing excerpts from letters and diaries of the time and brings to light a number of lesser known facts including Winston Churchill's schemes to undermine the movement and the fact that women in New Zealand and Australia received the right to vote over thirty years before women in the U.K.

March, Women, March recounts the persecutions women suffered and the extreme measures they were forced to take in their quest for equality. Thoroughly interesting, well-written and immensely educational - March, Women, March is a must read for women of all ages and a great book for women to share with their male friends, sons and spouses!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative book and an enjoyable read 30 July 2013
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Ms Hawksley is to be commended for producing a factual book that is also a very enjoyable read. So often books of this genre are either dumbed down or resort to mere speculation in an effort to hold the reader's interest, this book does neither. The facts are presented to the reader in such a way that one is loathe to put it down.

Despite the reviews I was expecting the usual book on female suffrage - that is - the author going on at length about the Pankhursts and force feeding.
I was both surprised and delighted to find this book is full review of female suffrage and, unlike so many, it does not start and end with the WSPU and the Pankhursts. It is a welcome change to find a book on this subject that charts not only the history of female suffrage but the "back story" - such as the brave women who fought for women to allowed to own property,become doctors, and be treated fairly in divorce cases. Reading some books on the subject one could be forgiven for thinking that only the Pankhursts and Upper class women were involved in the movement. Ms Hawksley is at pains to mention the amount of other organisations involved which, of course, span the social classes. The non militant NUWSS gets the recognition it richly deserves. Unlike so many books this is not a hagiography of the Pankhursts and surprising facts emerge.
The book is packed with women fighting in the cause of suffrage, many are not well known today, but they all richly deserve their place in the history of the movement.
An excellent buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars March woman march 22 Jun 2013
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Extremely interesting read I learned much more about the subject than I dreamed possible those women were so brave and strong
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative to the end! 6 July 2013
By Hollie
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I really enjoyed this book for the detail and knowledge it portrayed. I deliver women's service for a living so have a general interest in the subject, but there was much here and I didn't know and the datelines are truly fascinating. There were so many other women beyond those that are well known that did so much to try and further women's rights - it was also interesting to read about those (men and women) who were absolutely opposed and their reasons....this will be re read over the years and remain a constant on my bookshelf!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Simon
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An excellent account of the women's suffrage movement that reads like a novel. The lessons & arguments today are very similar, perhaps the geography has just changed. There's a great deal of work to be done & this book is a good place to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 30 Dec 2013
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A really interesting read and one I enjoyed immensely. Well worth buying for anyone interested in nineteenth and twentieth century history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars March, Women, March 14 April 2014
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This is a well researched and well presented account of the fights women have made for acquiring equality with men in access to education , health, equal pay for equal work and of course the right to vote. The material is always clear and easy to read.
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Beautifully written and exhaustivly researched. I learned SO much more about the origins and development of the womens campaign to vote. I only knew the bare bones of the story (Pankhurst and the Kings' Racehorse), but this really informed me as fully as possible about womens rights and the desperate inequalities that pervaded much of history. Some of the facts surrounding divorce and husbands rights and the views of the political and judicial systems seem unimaginable in this day and age. Not a fight for equality, but to take an equal share and responsibility for the government of the country, and the right to chose whatever level of independance suited them as human beings. Glad I read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A present for my wife.
This book is tailor made for my wife. She loves it. I have not read it and probably will not.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. T. D. Waldock
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Published 4 months ago by Geraldine Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
Having a great Aunt who was heavily involved in the Women's Movement I found this book absolutely fascinating and shocking. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Cadle
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read
A very good overview of the suffrage movement in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An interesting read for anyone.
Published 5 months ago by lisa22
5.0 out of 5 stars Says it all
A very readable but fully researched book which should be on every woman's (and man's) reading list. I shall keep it for future reference.
Published 5 months ago by R. Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to get you wanting to know more
I have given 5 stars because I was half expecting a book which just listed names and dates or dwelled over long on hunger strikers. As it was I found the book really interesting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Really enjoyable and easy to read, I learned a lot of information presented in an interesting way. Would recommend it to anyone who is interested in history generally.
Published 7 months ago by Stracs
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic information
I found the book somewhat disjointed but wans't sure whether it was meant to be seperate chapters of information. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. A. R. Scadden
4.0 out of 5 stars History
I have not yet completed reading the book but it seems to be a good mix of history and current thinking.
Published 8 months ago by Grandmothergreylegs
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