Publication Date: 27/12/2018 ISBN: 9781784161217 Category:

Old Baggage

Lissa Evans

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 27/12/2018 ISBN: 9781784161217 Category:
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As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads

‘A timely, bittersweet comic novel’ Guardian
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What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?

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

Publisher Review

Old Baggage gives an inspiring model of womanhood. Moving, warm and wry. It is wonderful! -- Marian Keyes A timely, bittersweet comic novel * Guardian * Utterly wonderful and intelligent -- India Knight * Sunday Times Magazine * I loved Old Baggage. Such original characters, and so timely. And it made me weep at the end. -- JoJo Moyes Wise and witty -- Sarah Hughes * Observer *

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