My Aunt Edith - The Story of a Preston Suffragette, by Phoebe Hesketh

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My Aunt Edith - The Story of a Preston Suffragette, by Phoebe Hesketh
My Aunt Edith, The Story of a Preston Suffragette, by Phoebe Hesketh

Published by Lancashire County Books in 1992, 187 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S7278WSO)

From the front inside fly leaf: Edith Raynor was born in Preston in 1872, within sight of the poorest areas of the Lancashire town. Fron the outset she was different, a rebel who investigated the plight of her neighbours and sensed injustice. And Edith was not the sort of person to tolerate injustice.

She fought against unfair divorce laws, founded the Brook Street Club for mill girls, and started the local suffrage movement. It is for her activities as a Suffragette that she is now perhaps most remembered....

It is now not difficult to imagine the horror which her escapades were regarded by her family. Each act seemed more and more outrageous - the tarring of Lord derby's statue in Miller Park in Preston, the burning down of Lord Leverhulme's bungalow in Rivington, and the bombing of the Liverpool Cotton Exchange. All were designed to draw attention to her cause, and that of her close friends, the Pankhursts, the cause being women's suffrage.

The condition of the book is generally good. The dust jacket has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling, bumping and wear along the edges, but the dark blue cover boards are clean and tidy, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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