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Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Things a Bright Girl Can Do | Sally Nicholls
18 posts | 8 read | 1 reading | 12 to read
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom. May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place. But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?
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BooksandCats14
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This is an amazing book and I‘d probably have to say it‘s one of my favourite! It shows how hard to it could be living in the war and not having the right to vote. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. I hope you enjoy it if you read it!

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BooksandCats14
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Half way through, yay!

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BooksandCats14
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Started this book last night and so far it is brilliant!

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Debblyliz
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An enjoyable if predictable book of three women spanning from just before World War One until armistice, read more on my blog:
https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/reviewthings-a-bright-girl...

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lilistar
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I am completely absorbed in this book! Would definitely recommend #suffrage #currentlyreading

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bookishkris
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TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 that one sounds good! 👍🏻 12mo
Andrew65 A great title! 12mo
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Laru79
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This was a really good read. Strong characters and lots of opinions that make you think how brave you might have been in the same situation. I liked how the stories linked but still gave different accounts of a frightening and exciting time.

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‘How did girls cope without pockets?‘ Indeed!!!

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Laru79
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This book has been on my tbr shelf for such a long time, so I‘m getting stuck in while my family sleeps in. Need to get some tea and then I‘m all set!

Purrfectpages It matches the background so nicely too! 12mo
Laru79 Thanks @Purrfectpages any excuse to show off my rug!! 12mo
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BookishRedhead
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Gay suffragettes. Lovely story and the fight for Votes for Women.

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Verity
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From the next shelf along, I really want to read this too, but as I said, I already had 3 books picked out so it has to wait!

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E.gordon
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Really liking this so far only 40 pages in

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NeverendingTBR
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Just picked this up - sounds fantastic, can‘t wait to read it

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keggergoldy
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The depiction of the fundamental conflict between our two queer lovebirds and one of the character's religious beliefs is so real. I hope they reconcile soon.

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keggergoldy
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I wish this book existed 25 years ago... I can't wait to see how this queer romance develops. Nell feels like a kindred spirit.

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keggergoldy
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The background on Nell has me sold on this book. My mother sure objected to my childhood fashion choices. #babybutch #tomboy #queerya

kgriffith I'll wear the corsets and stockings now and happily, but I likely would have balked when I was a younger girl, too. 2y
keggergoldy @GlitterFemme those materials for girls are just awful. They work much better when you are willing to get better materials. I bet it also helps when you have an intended audience in mind. 😈 2y
kgriffith @keggergoldy Funnily enough, it DOES... and you know, one of the packages awaiting me when I got home tonight had some items that were absolutely ordered with an intended audience in mind. 2y
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juliannebenford
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Another picture from the Things a Bright Girl Can Do launch #drinkYA! I love how great the books look on the bright blue of the pool table. It was a fab night - I learned that the editor commissioned Sally to write this book as she wanted there to be a YA book about the suffragettes. It sounds fab - two seventeen-year-old girls getting caught up in the campaign for the vote! #YA #UKYA #youngadult

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juliannebenford
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Last night I went to a special #drinkYA to launch Sally Nicholls' Things a Bright Girl Can Do, a tale of teenage suffragettes! #YA #youngadult #UKYA