Featured Author, October 2011: June Purvis
Our author of the month, June Purvis, is leading a discussion on women's suffrage at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in October. Find out more here...
June Purvis is a leading historian and suffrage expert. Her book Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography documents Pankhurst's early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family.
Praise for the book:
'What Purvis does for Emmeline Pankhurst in her new biography is to provide a detailed, scrupulous, excellently researched retelling of the story, and thus offer a vindication of the woman.' - Michael Foot, The Guardian
Want to join June's discussion of women's suffrage at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival? Here are the details...
What: L237 - The Suffragettes
When: Thursday 13th October, 12pm
Where: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, UK
How much: Tickets cost £7.00
Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after the...
Published September 18th 2003 by Routledge