Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote (Hardback)
  • Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote (Hardback)
zoom

Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote (Hardback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£20.00 £16.99
Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 11/01/2018
  • Save £3.01
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

As Featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week' 

A story of how ordinary lives can have a profound impact on the course of history. Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.

1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote.

Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them.

This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever.

Jane Robinson has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts to tell the inside story of the march, against the colourful background of the entire suffrage campaign. Fresh and original, full of vivid detail and moments of high drama, Hearts and Minds is both funny and incredibly moving, important and wonderfully entertaining.


100 YEARS, 100 BOOKS:
READ OUR SUFFRAGETTE BLOG.

 

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857523914
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 222 x 162 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Hearts and Minds by Jane Robinson is a brilliant, witty and moving account of women's battle to win the vote. There were two key movements: the Suffragettes, prepared to suffer for their cause, including forced feeding and imprisonment, and the Suffragists, devoted to Constitutional action and unwilling to use violence. The book tells the story, still little unknown, of the successful crusade of the Suffragists who walked to London from all over England and from all sections of society. That story is the account of the `Great Pilgrimage' of 1913, a key element in the finally successful of the cause of women's suffrage.' - Shirley Williams, the Rt Hon the Baroness Williams of Crosby

'A fascinating new perspective on the historic struggle for women's votes.' - Margaret Jay, The Rt Hon the Baroness Jay of Paddington

'Editor's Choice (History). Engrossing and impressively detailed.' - Caroline Sanderson, Bookseller

'A fine and sometimes moving account of the struggle for suffrage.' - Anthony Quinn, Mail on Sunday

'This entertaining and very human account of the Suffragettes' politically charged summer of 1913 is mandatory reading.' - The Reading Room, Emerald Street *

You may also be interested in...

The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Women & Power
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Seashaken Houses
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
In My Life
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Secret Lives of Colour
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Women & Power
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Auntie's War
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The British in India
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“a strong feminist text”

I received this book from the publishers to review. Many thanks.
I have greatly enjoyed this detailed account of suffragists and suffragettes. The personal accounts and experiences are not only fascinating but... More

Hardback edition
27th November 2017
Helpful? Upvote 10

“Absolutely amazing book. I promise. ”

Such an empowering, heartbreaking but victorious at the same time. It makes you so proud to be a woman. The danger Women and men were willing to put themselves through for equality. The way people were treated was... More

Hardback edition
13th April 2018
Helpful? Upvote 8

“Hearts and Minds”

A wonderful and very important read. Clearly and effectively details the events and personal accounts of those taking part in first wave feminism.

Hardback edition
8th December 2017
Helpful? Upvote 7

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.