Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere



FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1786896216
RRP: £7.99
PUBLICATION DATE: November 1, 2018


Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

By Jeanette Winterson

A century after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men alike to continue the fight

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere is a timely and inspiring call to arms by one of Britain’s most acclaimed and important writers.  Whilst recognising how far women have come in the hundred years since getting the vote, Jeanette Winterson also insists that we must all do much more if we are to achieve true gender equality.

Examining recent women’s rights movements, the worlds of politics, technology and social media and changes in the law, Winterson calls out all the ways in which women still face discrimination and disadvantage. Like the women who won the right to vote, we need to shout up, reach out, be courageous and finish the job.

Also included in this volume is Emmeline Pankhurst’s landmark Suffragette speech, ‘Freedom or Death’, which she delivered in 1913.

  • Courage Calls to Courage Everywhereis adapted from her Richard Dimbleby Lecture. The Richard Dimbleby Lecture has been delivered by an influential and distinguished speaker, almost every year since 1972. She was the sixth woman to deliver the lecture since its inauguration
  • Winterson’s powerful words serve as a recognition of the huge strides made in the last hundred years and of the huge imbalances that remain in modern society.

‘She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides’ Vanity Fair

‘Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language . . . In [Winterson’s hands], words are fluid, radiant, humming’
Evening Standard

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