The Word for Freedom

The Word for Freedom : Stories Celebrating Women's Suffrage

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Through this anthology Retreat West Books is proud to support Hestia and the UK Says No More campaign against domestic abuse and sexual violence.

A collection of 24 short stories celebrating a hundred years of women' suffrage, from both established and emerging authors, all of whom have been inspired by the suffragettes and whose stories, whether set in 1918, the current day or the future, focus on the same freedoms that those women fought for so courageously.

A clerk of works at the Palace of Westminster encounters Emily Davison in a broom cupboard; a mermaid dares to tread on land to please the man she loves; a school girl friendship makes the suffragette protests relevant to the modern day; a mother leaves her child for a tree; an online troll has to face his target; and a woman caught in modern day slavery discovers a chance for freedom in a newspaper cutting.

These stories and many more come together in a collection that doesn't shy away from the reality of a woman's world, which has injustices and inequalities alongside opportunities and hard-won freedoms, but always finds strength, bravery and hope.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 240g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1916448348
  • 9781916448346
  • 1,296,972

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