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- Publisher: NICK HERN BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 120 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 12mm | 160g
- Publication date: 1 April 2014
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1848423292
- ISBN 13: 9781848423299
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 280,477
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage. Cambridge 1896, and Girton College, home to the country's first female students, is an object of annoyance and derision to the rest of the university. The year's intake of new women face economic difficulty, the distractions of men and radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights every aspect of academic life. Meanwhile, there looms the prospect of a controversial vote to decide: should these 'blue stockings' be allowed to graduate?
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Jessica Swale is a director, playwright, workshop leader and educator. She is Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, Out of Joint and various drama schools, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global.