Star by Star

by Sheena Wilkinson

Ref: 2813

"Just as stars come one by one to brighten the night sky, so history is made person by person, girl by girl, vote by vote". It's 1918. The Great War is coming to an end, a flu pandemic is sweeping Europe and women are on the brink of getting the vote for the first time ever. Stands out from the current crop of Suffragette stories for its Irish setting, placing the women's access to the vote within the context of class and against the backdrop of The Troubles and the rise of Sinn Fein. Stella, a passionate young woman from solid Suffragette stock, leads the narrative with her passionate optimism and hope for change. Nicely paced historical fiction by an award-winning (Irish) author. "Age 9-14, Paperback 188pp