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Old Baggage

(2018)
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As featured on BBC Radio 4 Good Reads

'A timely, bittersweet comic novel' Guardian
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What do you do next, after you've changed the world?

It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club - an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.

Mattie 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 excitement.

Now 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 for.

Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never, never given up the fight.
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'Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller' Stylist

Genre: General Fiction

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July 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Old Baggage
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-78541-738-X / 978-1-78541-738-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Old Baggage
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ISBN: 0-85752-362-7 / 978-0-85752-362-4 (UK edition)
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Baggage (Kennebec Large Print Superior Collection)
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4328-6428-9 / 978-1-4328-6428-6 (USA edition)
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Baggage: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 0-06-289544-3 / 978-0-06-289544-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Old Baggage
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ISBN: 1-78416-121-7 / 978-1-78416-121-7 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Old Baggage: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-982625-87-2 / 978-1-982625-87-0
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Old Baggage: Library Edition
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-982625-86-4 / 978-1-982625-86-3
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Title: Old Baggage
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ISBN: 1-982625-88-0 / 978-1-982625-88-7
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Title: Old Baggage
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Title: Old Baggage: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
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Title: Old Baggage: Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Literature 2019
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