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Book Title: Mollie On The March

Details: Author: Carey, Anna

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781788490085

Number of pages: 352

Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 19.6 cm

Retail Price: €8.99

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Mollie Carberry is a suffragette! Well, sort of. Mollie and her best friend Nora have been bravely fighting for women's rights - even though no one else really knows about it. But when they hear a big protest is being planned,
they know they have to take part.

If only they didn't have to worry about Nora's terrible cousin,
her awful brother and her neighbour's very annoying dog ...

An engaging story about a strong and intelligent girl fighting for the right for women to vote.



WHEN DID IRISH WOMEN GET THE VOTE?



The Representation of the People Act 1918 became law on 6 February 1918. It gave the vote to virtually all men over 21, and women over 30 who met certain requirements. In November 1918 an act was passed which enabled women to stand for parliament in the forthcoming elections.

The only woman to win a seat in parliament across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in December 1918 was Constance Markievicz, who was elected by the people of south Dublin but who did not take her seat. In 1922, the new Irish Free State gave the vote to all women over 21, finally giving Irish women the same voting rights as Irish men.

About the Author

Anna Carey is a freelance journalist from Drumcondra in Dublin who has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent and many other publications. Anna joined her first band when she was fifteen and went on to sing and play with several bands over the next fifteen years. Her last band, El Diablo, released two albums and toured all over the country. Her first novel for young readers, The Real Rebecca, won the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year award."

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