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Jack and Eve : two women in love and at war

Moore, Wendy, 1952-2024
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Vera Holme, known as Jack, left a career as a jobbing actress to become Emmeline Pankhurst's chauffeur and mechanic. Evelina Haverfield was a classic beauty, the daughter of a Scottish baron and fourteen years older than Jack. They met in 1909, fell in love, lived together, and became public faces of the suffragette movement, enduring prison and doing everything they could for the cause. The First World War paused the suffragettes' campaign and Jack and Eve enrolled in the Scottish Women's Hospital Service and soon found themselves in Serbia. Eve set up and ran hospitals for allied soldiers in appalling conditions, while Jack became an ambulance driver, travelling along dirt tracks under bombardment to collect the wounded from the front lines. Together, they carved radical new paths, demonstrating that women could do anything men could do.
Imprint:
London : Atlantic Books, 2024.
Collation:
392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781838958091 (hbk)
Dewey class:
306.76630922B HOL306.7663920 HOLB-HOLB/HOL B/HOL306.766
LC class:
HQ75.6.G7
Language:
English
BRN:
3798876
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