Katherine Connelly, author of Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (Pluto, 2013) was on Woman’s Hour this morning, talking about the life and legacy of Sylvia Pankhurst and women in the East End. It is 100 years since Sylvia established the East London Federation of Suffragettes, and the East London Suffragettes Festival (1-10 August) will be celebrating the anniversary.
Click here to listen to the programme online now. Katherine’s segment starts 20 minutes in. You can buy the book direct from Pluto Press for just £11.50 including free UK P&P. Click here for more info.
“Katherine Connelly has written an important work on my mother Sylvia Pankhurst. Packed with new historical information which makes her life and times come alive it is a fascinating and very readable biography which does much to explain my mother’s political evolution from Suffragette to Anti-Fascist.” – Prof. Richard Pankhurst