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


Kirsty (overflowing library) 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...

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...

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...

Aoife rated it ★★★★★

October 16, 2017

I absolutely ADORED this book. It was a true privilege to get to meet the author at DeptCon3 in Dublin this year and hear her talk about her inspirations and her experience writing this novel. Things a Bright Girl Can Do is funny, warm, inspiring, questioning, and angry in the very best way. Every...

Dreximgirl rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2017

I found this book really interesting. It is definitely outside my comfort zone of genres but it's a period of time I am interested in and it is definitely thought provoking. I am always surprised when I'm reminded just how recently things have changed and even now it isn't perfect but it's defini...

LH rated it ★★★★☆

May 24, 2017

I've been sitting on this review for a week or so, in that gloriously selfish phase of having read a Good Book but not wanting to talk about it. Sometimes I want to wallow in that sensation and just hold it tight to myself, that feeling of having read something transformative, big, honest and rea...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

May 08, 2017

*4.5 stars* This book is just wonderful - warm and witty, genuinely wise, and alternately charming, upsetting and downright terrifying - but with such a deep well of compassion running throughout for all of its different characters even when all three of its heroines disagree intensely with each o...

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