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Old baggage

Author: Lissa Evans
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019. ©2018
Series: Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"1928. Riffling through a cupboard, Matilda Simpkin comes across a small wooden club--an old possession that she hasn't seen for more than a decade. Immediately, memories come flooding back to Mattie--memories of a thrilling past, which only further serve to remind her of her chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she was a militant who was jailed five times and never missed an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lissa Evans
ISBN: 9781432864286 1432864289
OCLC Number: 1090283875
Description: 403 pages (large print) 22 cm.
Series Title: Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
Responsibility: by Lissa Evans.

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"1928. Riffling through a cupboard, Matilda Simpkin comes across a small wooden club--an old possession that she hasn't seen for more than a decade. Immediately, memories come flooding back to Mattie--memories of a thrilling past, which only further serve to remind her of her chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she was a militant who was jailed five times and never missed an opportunity to return to the fray. Now in middle age, the closest she gets to the excitement of her old life is the occasional lecture on the legacy of the militant movement. After running into an old suffragette comrade who has committed herself to the wave of Fascism, Mattie realizes there is a new cause she needs to fight for and turns her focus to a new generation of women. Thus the Amazons are formed, a group created to give girls a place to not only exercise their bodies but their minds, and ignite in young women a much-needed interest in the world around them. But when a new girl joins the group, sending Mattie's past crashing into her present, every principle Mattie has ever stood for is threatened"--

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