Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#Writers Room #Author Joy Bounds Spotlighted

Joy Bounds says: Originally I come from the north of England, moving from Yorkshire to Lancashire as a child. I came southwards when i was 17 and got a degree in Modern Languages. Immediately After This I started to Pursue my interest in social work, and trained in Ipswich from 1972 -. Then I 74 
worked in London as a probation  officer for a while, before returning to Suffolk. I've had a long career as a social worker and social care manager, but am now retired. I ' 
have got one son, Leif, who lives a  bit too far away for me to visit as Often as I'd like. Especially I was not interested in history until I Realised how much women 's stories 
REMAIN Largely untold, Both locally and  Internationally.

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What did women from the Ipswich area have to do with getting the vote? Surely it was only in London that suffragettes chained themselves to railings, held enormous processions, went to prison, and burnt down buildings. But women were also making their voice heard in towns and villages across Britain. This book shows how much women in and around Ipswich were involved - right from the beginning in 1866 up to the outbreak of the First World War. They held exhibitions, meetings, fairs and demonstrations; they put on suffrage plays; they shut themselves in to avoid the Census; they resisted tax - for which their leader went to prison - and had to react to a local act of suffragette arson. At a time when women had very little power inside or outside the home, it is the story of how ordinary women supported each other to demand a say in the affairs of this country.

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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.

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