Monday, 21 June 2010

A Question of Courage - Book Review

* A Question of Courage by Marjorie Darke

What is it about:
Emily's life changes as she joins the Suffragette movement to win votes for women. In a short period she learns much about life and politics, friendship and courage and has her first romance. A Question of Courage has been much praised as the best portrayal of a fascinating movement and was shortlisted for many prizes.

What did I think of it:
I love this book! You learn a lot about the long battle the Suffragettes fought to gain the right to vote, but most of all this is the story about one young woman's battle with herself and with life. Emily is a character you just can't help falling in love with, not because she's destined for greatness or because she's powerful, but because she's in fact so very much like you and me. She has her fears and doubts, her good and bad moments and she's not afraid to question herself and those around her and that's what makes her great in my eyes.

Why should you read it:
I'm not sure if this book is still available as a new book, but if you can find it I can advice you to read it: It's interesting as well as beautiful.

* The picture shows the Dutch translation


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to see if my library has it.

Carolyn Crane said...

It's incredible women didn't have the vote for so long!!! Thanks for another interesting and intriguing book pick!!

vvb32 reads said...

good historical pick. where does the story take place?

Sullivan McPig said...

It takes place in England. (Birmingham and London)