|May 28, 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Tuesday 28 May at 7 pm at Wanstead Library
In her new book, Lucinda Hawksley 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 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 by showing how they were portrayed in literature and art as well as in the media reports of the day.
Lucinda Hawksley’s interest in the history of the women’s movement increased after researching the lives of several fascinating women of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Her biographies of women include Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens’s Artist Daughter; and a forthcoming biography of the sculptor Princess Louise. She has also written Charles Dickens, a special illustrated biography to commemorate the Dickens bicentenary.
♦ March, Women, March is published by Andre Deutsch in hardback at £18.99.