Cover Reveal – The Rebel Suffragette by Beverley Adams

Hello everyone,

I am delighted to be sharing my first ever cover reveal post today, and I could not be more proud that it happens to be for this particular book!

The author Beverley Adams is one of my favourite people on book Twitter. We have a similar taste in books and her posts spread a lot of happiness, so it is beyond exciting that she is soon to publish her first book, The Rebel Suffragette.

Due to be published on 30th September by Pen and SwordThe Rebel Suffragette tells the story of Edith Rigby, a prominent but relatively forgotten member of the suffragist movement in the United Kingdom during the early 20th century.

It is the first of a series of books entitled The Hidden Women Of History.

The suffragette movement swept the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Led by the Pankhurst’s, the focus of the movement was in London with demonstrations and rallies taking place across the capital. But this was a nationwide movement with a strong northern influence with Edith Rigby being an ardent supporter. Edith was a controversial figure, not only was she was the first woman to own and ride a bicycle in her home town but she was founder of a school for girls and young women.

Edith followed the example of Emmeline Pankhurst and her supporters and founded the Preston branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union. She was found guilty of arson and an attempted bomb attack in Liverpool following which she was incarcerated and endured hunger strike forming part of the ‘Cat and Mouse’ system with the government. During a political rally with Winston Churchill, Edith threw a black pudding at an MP.

There are many tales to tell in the life of Edith Rigby, she was charismatic, passionate, ruthless and thoroughly unpredictable. She was someone who rejected the accepted notion of what a woman of her class should be the way she dressed and the way she ran her household but she was independent in mind and spirit and always had courage in her own convictions. As a suffragette, she was just as effective and brave as the Pankhurst women. This is the story of a life of a lesser known suffragette. This is Edith’s story.

Beverley Adams was born and raised in Preston, Lancashire. She gained her BA (Hons) in English Literature and her MA in English with The Open University. Her interests include history – in particular local history – reading, travel, and following Preston North End Football Club. She works in the Private Sector and this is her first book.

To add a personal note, I just want to wish Beverley every success with this. It is such an achievement not only to write a book but to have one published, so she deserves all the support she receives. I for one am looking forward to reading this.

Useful Links

Pen and Sword 
Beverley’s Twitter
Beverley’s Book Blog
Instagram: beverleysreads
Pen and Sword’s Instagram: penswordbooks

The Rebel Suffragette is available to pre-order now!

Happy reading 🙂

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