A fascinating glimpse into often-overlooked aspects of women's history, Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette follows a young typewriter girl as she struggles to survive on her own in 1913 London.
Emmy's wages are far from sufficient to feed and clothe her properly, so when she's offered a better-paying job with Scotland Yard she doesn't hesitate to accept-even though it means spying on the seemingly harmless Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). She soon meets Edith, a wealthy suffragette, who promises to show Emmy the ropes.
When a man from her past takes over the Scotland Yard task force and questions her loyalty, Emmy accepts a risky mission from the WSPU to prove her value to both sides, only to wind up endangering herself and Edith and wondering for what or whom she's actually fighting.
Honest, yet hopeful, about the hardships facing women in the early twentieth century, this story honors the human struggle for equality and serves as an ongoing reminder of the importance of standing up for your beliefs.
About the Author
L. Davis Munro holds a Masters of Arts in Drama from York University with a focus on the theatre of the women's suffrage movement and has worked as a dramaturge, director, and producer in the theatre and dance scene in Toronto since 2012. Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette is her debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book that takes place the early 1900s. For women jobs were very difficult for find. She does eventually find a job but it does not even pay enough. She gets a chance for a raise. This is a great book from start to finish. The author created a great plot and wonderful characters. This is such a great story, and it is difficult to put down. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy reading books during this time period. I received this book from iReads book tours in exchange for an honest review
Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette is an entertaining, engaging read about Emmy Nation, an independent woman in 1913 London. Unfortunately life isn’t all that glamorous for her as a typist, but when Scotland Yard offers her an extra income for spying on the Women’s Soc ial and Political Union, also known as WSPU, Emmy takes the opportunity with both hands. But as she grows closer to the other women of the WSPU, she begins to question her choice to take on this assignment. The writing was great, and with some vivid descriptions, the author managed to paint the era and setting so clearly I could picture it. Emmy is a great character, and she has an unique, vibrant personality. Despite being conflicted over her choices, she never came across as whiny or anything – I thought she was brave, intelligent, capable, independent and had a strong voice. I look forward to reading the next of Emmy’s adventures. Recommended to historical fiction fans. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.