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  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099520436
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Pankhursts

The History of One Radical Family




A re-issue of Martin Pugh's comprehensive and compelling biography of the Pankhurst family, an extraordinary family whose work for the rights of women challenged the very heart of the polticial and social establishment

The suffragettes outraged Victorian society, yet behind the protests, arrests and hunger strikes, the personal lives of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters were just as dramatic. Martin Pugh reveals the full story of this unique family: Emmeline, the domineering mother; Christabel, the favourite daughter who became an Adventist and admirer of Mussolini; Sylvia, the 'scarlet woman'; and Adela, banished to Australia after a bitter rift. It is an astonishing account of the triumphs and tragedies of four extraordinary women.

  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099520436
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Martin Pugh

Martin Pugh was Professor of British History at Newcastle University and Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the advisory panel of the BBC History Magazine, and the author of over twelve books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history. He lives in Northumberland.

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Praise for The Pankhursts

A marvellously gripping narrative with twists and turns of shock and poignancy that are worthy of a three-decker Victorian novel...exposes the full extent of the dysfunctional family that lay just beneath the surface of the Pankhursts' public image

Independent on Sunday

Takes all the previous works on its subject and nudges them off the shelf

Irish Times

An unrivalled history... Its suffragette heroines are stunning and scary in equal degrees, dazzling in their courage, startling in their strategic shifts, baffling in the pain they caused each other

Sunday Times

Move over, Mitfords, The Pankhursts demand centre stage, as women who emerged from Edwardian drapery to break the rules of British society

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