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As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads

'A timely, bittersweet comic novel' Guardian

What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?

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It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.

Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women’s Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing – nothing – since then has had the same depth, the same excitement.

Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea – but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie’s militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for.

Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight.
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'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' Stylist

Lissa Evan's upcoming novel, V For Victory is available for pre-order now.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
June 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
4.6
MB

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