Things A Bright Girl Can Do, Sally Nicholls

Disclosure: I think I bought this when I was drunk. Amazon is sneaky like that.  I must have been drawn to it for some reason, but it’s not my usual fayre.

Suffragettes, London, wartime, feminism…

I do always like it when a book’s chapters are split into the different characters, so you get a different perspective on the same situation. Each character’s motivations for being involved with the suffragettes, the complexities of those choices and the ways their lives changed during the war were so genuine.

There were aspects I’d never thought of, a kind of behind the scenes feel to the ‘standard ‘ war effort/do your bit perspective that I naturally associate with any Homefront tale.

It was refreshing – an honest tone and a vibrant cast of female characters.

I’d recommend it for the perspective on such a well known time, and the depth of each different character. But more sober purchases in future!

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