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Things A Bright Girl Can Do

I thought that this book was an excellent portal into the early 20th century when the suffrage movement was emerging.
Nicholls represents this time vividly from many different perspectives from different classes, backgrounds and cities .I enjoyed the running themes of discovering oneself and also pride, equality, pacifism and morality. The fact that the book was written from different perspectives helps readers not to see the controversial time from just one viewpoint: the poverty-stricken Nell who supports the war for its job opportunities and the pacifist May who cannot get on with Nell despite their initial love. I think that this book is an incredible portrayal of wartime suffrage and cannot wait for other novels by Sally Nicholls.

Posted on: 24th April 2019 at 03:53 pm

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