Sylvia Pankhurst was the daughter of renowned Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst, and the sister of Christabel but her passion against oppression was not just limited to the cause of Votes for Women. She fought for better rights for India and helped Ethiopia gain independence. Her ability to attract interest in events and issues was so strong that Hitler placed her on an arrest list should he invade England whilst Mussolini viewed her as a threat. She argued with Lenin who decreed that Comrade Sylvia Pankhurst policy... was wrong and George Bernard Shaw called her the queerest idiot genius of this age . She shared poetry and politics with her lover, Keir Hardie, the force behind the new Labour Party. Few women had such an impact as the rebellious Suffragette but, as this fascinating study by Shirley Harrison shows, although surrounded by famous names, she did not have an easy family life following the death of her beloved father, Dr Richard Marsden Pankhurst. Her own mother denounced her as a scarlet woman when she became pregnant out of wedlock to the Italian revolutionary, Silvio Corio. Their son, Professor Richard Pankhurst, has written the foreword for this authorised biography, explaining the impact of Sylvia Pankhurst on the world, which saw her honoured with a state funeral in Ethiopia. There are plans to erect a statue of Sylvia opposite the Houses of Parliament where she fought so hard for women to have the right to vote.