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Old Baggage What do you do next, after you ve changed the world It isMatilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club an old possession of hers, unseen for than a decadeMattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present During the Women s Suffrage Campaign she was a militant Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing nothing since then has had the same depth, the same excitementNow in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea but what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie s militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands forOld Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight



10 thoughts on “Old Baggage

  1. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    The year is 1928 and the vote has finally been given to all women 21 or older Mattie, was one of the Suffragettes, remembers well their mistreatment at the hands of the police Remembers being thrown in jail, the hunger strikes and all the nasty newspaper articles Y


  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    I really enjoyed this character study Matilda Simpkin is living in 1928 London She s found a wooden club, something she hasn t seen for a while, and along with it comes the memories she associates with that item You see, Mattie was a suffragette years earlier She was ja


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    An utterly charming, substantive, and emotionally textured novel


  4. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    It s 1928 Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across an old wooden club an old possession of hers, unseen forthan a decade.Mattie Matilda was a militant during the Women s Suffrage Campaign She has given speeches, marched, smashed windows, she s even heckled Winsto


  5. Paul Paul says:

    One of the things I liked about this book is the fact that the protagonist is a woman in her late 50s This is a prequel to Evans s novel Crooked Hearts and continues the story of Mattie Simpkin a former suffragette The time is 1928 and Mattie Simpkin tours the country giving talks abo


  6. Susan Susan says:

    Mattie Simpson has appeared in a previous novel, Crooked Heart, and I was delighted to meet up with her again It is 1928 and Mattie is living in Hampstead Heath with Florrie Lee, the Flea Both were heavily involved in the suffragette movement and Mattie still gives talks about women s righ


  7. Cathy Cathy says:

    In many ways the title, Old Baggage, gives a clue to themes explored in the book For example, some of those who come into contact with Mattie Simpkin, with her no nonsense attitude and forthright manner, would probably regard her as a bit of an old baggage Mattie believes in the benefits of phy


  8. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Real Rating 4.25 of fiveMore than four, just not quite up to a whole half star up For all that I liked the read, it was very sentimental and a bit heart stringy.No one who lives, fully lives, their life escapes without regrets and anger and bad feelings trailing behind them like farts But the best,


  9. Kate Kate says:

    I ve finished Old Baggage and I am bereft This is beautiful, beautiful writing with characters that live and breathe I loved Mattie in Crooked Heart How wonderful to spendtime with her I just hope we meet her again This is a gorgeous, warm novel and I can t recommend it enough Review to follow very short


  10. Britta Böhler Britta Böhler says:

    I enjoyed the setting, the characters and the historical references suffragette movement , but the plot didn t quite do it for me.


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