Book Review: Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Here at Vote 100 we were delighted to exclusively reveal the cover design for the new young adult suffrage novel ‘Things A Bright Girl Can Do’, and to meet the author Sally Nicholls, who wrote about her visit here in A Rebel’s History of Parliament.  We were then keen to find out what an actual young adult thought of it… Guest post by Annabel I am 16 years old, and recently read the book ‘Things a Bright Girl Can Do’ by Sally Nicholls. This book gave a very realistic portrayal of the struggles faced by women during the early 1900s and … Continue reading Book Review: Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Suffrage in the Spotlight

Guest post by Naomi Paxton Here at Vote 100 we often get emails from performers and playwrights who want to write about the suffrage movement, and to share the stories and voices of suffragists and suffragettes and their campaign for the vote. This is particularly exciting for me, as my doctoral research was all about the support given to the movement by the professional theatre industry, and in particular the Actresses’ Franchise League (AFL), founded in 1908. The AFL were neutral regarding suffrage tactics and supported all other societies regardless of their stance on militancy, which meant that members appeared … Continue reading Suffrage in the Spotlight

‘Neither fair, nor desirable, nor wise’: the Representation of the People Bill

A century ago, on 19 June 1917, the House of Commons voted in favour of votes for women during committee stage of the Representation of the People Bill.   Guest post with timeline by Grace Bell  Countless pieces of legislation have passed through the Houses of Parliament since its existence making it easy to overlook numerous Acts – even those which greatly altered society. The Vote 100 Project is aiming to ensure our memory of significant legislation relating to votes for women are not forgotten. This blog post highlights research plotting the passage of the Representation of the People Bill, … Continue reading ‘Neither fair, nor desirable, nor wise’: the Representation of the People Bill

EXCLUSIVE! Cover launch of ‘Things A Bright Girl Can Do’ by Sally Nicholls

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 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE! Cover launch of ‘Things A Bright Girl Can Do’ by Sally Nicholls