As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Literature 2019
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.
'A timely, bittersweet comic novel' Guardian
'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' Stylist
Lissa Evans' third novel in the series, V For Victory, is out now.
Generi Romanzi e Letterature » Romanzi contemporanei » Legal, Thriller e Spionaggio » Avventura , Gialli Noir e Avventura » Legal thriller e thriller politico » Narrativa di Avventura » Storie di guerra
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