NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Century Girls by Tessa Dunlop
A celebration of the one-hundred years since British women got the vote, told, in their own voices, by six centenarians: Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis – The Century Girls. 2018 is the centenary of women getting the vote; during the intervening ten decades the lives of women in this country have been transformed. Told in their own voices, The Century Girls celebrates six centenarians who lived that change: what they saw, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. In 1918 the Suffragettes famously blazed the trail for women, this book highlights, through their individual experiences and memories, how women gradually began to build independent lives for themselves in the modern world of post-Great War.