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Old Baggage

Lissa Evans

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Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing - nothing - since then has had the same depth, the same excitement.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Old Baggage A01 By (author) N Lissa Evans 198 127 21 230 BC Paperback / softback 336 Black Swan Transworld Publishers Ltd London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FJMS Second World War fiction 1.3 FBA FJMS Modern & contemporary fiction Second World War fiction As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads 'A timely, bittersweet comic novel' Guardian ____________________ What do you do next, after you've changed the world? It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club - an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade. Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing - nothing - since then has had the same depth, the same excitement. Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea - but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie's militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for. Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight. ____________________ 'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' Stylist Old Baggage gives an inspiring model of womanhood. Moving, warm and wry. It is wonderful! -- Marian Keyes A timely, bittersweet comic novel * Guardian * Utterly wonderful and intelligent -- India Knight * Sunday Times Magazine * I loved Old Baggage. Such original characters, and so timely. And it made me weep at the end. -- JoJo Moyes Wise and witty -- Sarah Hughes * Observer * Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. 27122018 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 8.99 0.00 8.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 56 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads

'A timely, bittersweet comic novel' Guardian
____________________

What do you do next, after you've changed the world?

It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club - an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.

Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing - nothing - since then has had the same depth, the same excitement.

Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea - but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie's militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for.

Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight.
____________________

'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' Stylist

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Book publisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date27 Dec 2018
FormatPaperback
Pages336
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