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Things a Bright Girl Can Do

By Sally Nicholls

Shortlisted for the National Book Award and the YA Book Prize Following three courageous young women as they join the fight for women's votes, Things a Bright Girl Can Do is Sally Nicholls' dazzling return to YA fiction

LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Shortlisted for the National Book Award, Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards and the YA Book Prize 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?

  • Shortlisted for the National Book Award, Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards and the YA Book Prize
  • The Bookseller's second-ranked critics' children's books pick for 2017, just after La Belle Sauvage
  • ‘Inspiring and infuriating in equal measures, Things A Bright Girl Can Do is an utterly captivating novel. Sally Nicholls deftly weaves history and politics into the narrative with such a lightness of touch, it was impossible to stop reading. Immensely enjoyable.’ Louise O'Neill

About the author

Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. She lives in Oxford.

ISBN: 9781783446735
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 432pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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