Here at Vote 100 we were thrilled to hear that the acclaimed and award-winning author Sally Nicholls has written a new YA (young adult) novel about votes for women. Things A Bright Girl Can Do will be published in September 2017 and focuses on three young women, Evelyn, May and Nell, their experiences of taking part in the suffrage campaign and the impact of the First World War on their lives and families.
We have all read the book, and are really delighted to see the depth and breadth of the research Nicholls has undertaken, research that gives readers a glimpse into the worlds of these three very different young women as they strive for freedom, work, love, peace and the opportunity to pursue their own dreams for the future.
Especially exciting is that we can exclusively reveal the cover of Things A Bright Girl Can Do to Vote 100 blog followers, along with a sneak preview of these three extracts from the novel to whet your appetites – do let us know what you think. We’re hoping to meet Sally Nicholls herself soon to chat about her inspiration for the book and to show her some of Parliament’s suffrage history, so keep checking in with the blog for updates!
Things A Bright Girl Can Do: exclusive chapter excerpts: