The Sweetest Empire

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History is Herstory!

The Sweetest Empire is the story of women's fight to achieve the vote, told through the lives of six women. It tells of the enforced labour and child prostitution of Victorian times, the sufferings of the Suffragettes, the bravery of women nursing at the Front in WW1, and many other aspects of women's history.

The novel vividly portrays the legal and moral constrictions that have existed for women from Victorian times ...

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Overview

History is Herstory!

The Sweetest Empire is the story of women's fight to achieve the vote, told through the lives of six women. It tells of the enforced labour and child prostitution of Victorian times, the sufferings of the Suffragettes, the bravery of women nursing at the Front in WW1, and many other aspects of women's history.

The novel vividly portrays the legal and moral constrictions that have existed for women from Victorian times through to the 1960's. The fictional framework encompasses real people including Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison and is dedicated to 'successive generations of women who refused to know their place'.

Reviews for Sally Patricia Gardner's novels:

(Sally Gardner) really can write, I was reluctant to finish this lovely book... Tom Baker

Your books are so truthful, I love truth in everything... Dora Bryan

I really liked this book, which tells the story of hopes and fears, tragedies and achievements.
...Tony Benn

Every woman should read this book and be proud and grateful to their predecessors who fought so hard to give us the freedom we now take so much for granted... JR Saunders
(Amazon Reviewer)

I was fascinated by this book...
Prunella Scales

Truly an amazing book which unites history, psychology, and gender identity issues in an amazingly engaging story... R.McClelland , Unbound Underground

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490423104
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/20/2013
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

A former actress, Sally Patricia Gardner formed her own touring company in the 1970's. She describes the venture as 'great fun, but sadly, only mildly lucrative'. In the 1980's a lifelong passion for animals led her to build and run Spikes Island, a highly successful boarding cattery. In the 1990's, asked to write a short piece for a local magazine, she continued writing only to find that the article had turned into her first novel, Lillian's Story, One Woman's Journey through the 20th Century. Astounded and delighted by its success, she has since written The Sweetest Empire and Painting by Numbers. Her fourth novel, Finding Cordelia, will be published soon and like the other three, be available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

Sally is proud to be Chair of Shorelink Community Writers,a long-standing and thriving writers group in Hastings, which believes that laughter is essential to the creative process.

Sally lives in rural Sussex with her husband, Roland, also a writer, and assorted rescued animals. Their daily walk with their dogs in the woods nearby is an important part of their lives, although they could do without Bengy the spaniel's penchant for going off and leaving them gnashing their teeth while they wait for him to reappear!

For more information about Sally and her books please visit: www.sallypatriciagardner.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Loved it!

    This a book that spans many generations! I was hooked on all the different experiences the women had. It has a perfect ending.

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    Posted March 2, 2012

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