Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

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Read Things a Bright Girl Can Do Online Free - Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.

May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place.

But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?



Title : Things a Bright Girl Can Do
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ISBN : 1783445254
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Reviews


Beth rated it ★★★★☆

November 17, 2017

"I can't know that something is possible, and sit back and not do anything to make it real." Spoiler free Review! So I really, really enjoyed this! There are a few aspects that threw me off a bit hence why it's not 5 stars but a good 4 star read! The story is about 3 different people in the process...


Kirsty rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2017

Hands down the best book I've read this year and probably the best book I'm going to read this year. So much I adored about it. Suffragettes, the social history of the various classes within Edwardian society, the impact of WW1 at home, the fascinating snippets of historical nerdery making it fee...


Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2017

4.5 stars! I was so excited to read this book because any time a book considered even slightly feminist is released I know I need to get my hands on it. Luckily I managed to get my hands on an advanced copy and this book was even more than I hoped it would be. It is passionate, honest, emotional a...


Francesca rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2017

4.5 This was rather splendid. A treat of an account of the Suffragette movement, the build up to WW1 and its consequences on ordinary people. The three protagonists all convey different sides of British society at the time united by the cause of gaining votes for women. It follows the war period fr...


Cora rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

5 Words: And she bloody loved it. Full review to come.


Julia rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

I finished this in a single day. I love historical fiction and I don't read nearly enough of it. Things a Bright Girl Can Do follows three protagonists from vastly different social and class spheres through their involvement in the suffragist movement and WWI. At first, I wasn't sold on sheltere...


Rebecca (StayingUpTillMorning) rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2017

My first thought after finishing this book was how I wish it had been around when I was studying History aged 15/16. My school barely touched on women’s suffrage and instead barrelled straight on in to WW1 and the experience of soldiers and the government. We didn’t learn about what happened to t...


Navdip rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2017

As soon as I read the blurb for this book I just knew I had to read the book! Things a Bright Girl Can Do begins in 1914 and follows the lives of three young girls, Evelyn, May and Nell. I love how different all three of these girls are and that really helped to show just how difficult life was for...


Robin rated it ★★★★★

August 08, 2017

Hurrah for Sally! This is a really lovely and engrossing novel about three girls caught up in the Suffragette movement and WW1. Basically, it's Sarah Waters for teens - pitch-perfect, historically accurate, very romantic and a jolly good read. 14+ *Please note: this review is meant as a recommenda...


Kate (Reading Through Infinity) rated it ★★★☆☆

September 22, 2017

3.5 stars. I enjoyed the LBGTQIA+ romance in this novel and the focus on three young women protagonists growing up in WWI Britain, but I just wanted a little more of everything. More of the jobs women did during the war, more of the gay community events that some women attended, more of the hardsh...





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