Old Baggage-9781784161217

Old Baggage - by Lissa Evans

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Old Baggage - by Lissa Evans

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?

Old Baggage - by Lissa Evans

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.

'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' – Stylist

Author: Evans, Lissa
Binding: Paperback
Imprint: Black Swan
Series: N/A
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Published: 27/12/2018
Pagination: 336 pages
Classification: Fiction & related items
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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