Red Hand

Secret of the Suffragette Derby

by Michael Tanner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781524633813
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781524633820

About the Book

Britons watched the opening months of 1913 unfold with a sense of foreboding. On the continent, they saw a brutal conflict in the Balkans increase the prospect of a war engulfing the whole of Europe. On their doorstep, they observed the thorny issue of Irish home rule edge the island toward civil war as Ulster’s Protestant Loyalists, led by Sir Edward Carson, vow they will fight to remain part of the United Kingdom rather than be subservient to a Catholic Republic governed from Dublin. And at home, they watched militant suffragettes, such as Emily Wilding Davison, challenge the rule of law in their crusade for the vote. The fiction that follows is set against this turbulent backcloth and constructed around certain historical events and individuals. Yet who is to say the story doesn’t chime with a faint ring of truth?

About the Author

Michael Tanner was born and educated in Oxford. After attending Littlemore Grammar School, he went up to St. Edmund Hall where in addition to taking his degree, he represented Oxford University numerous single times on the rugby field. He was a schoolmaster for eighteen years prior to becoming a critically acclaimed and award-nominated author specializing in sport and history. Besides contributing features to the print media, he has been involved with radio and television at both local and national level. Red Hand is his twenty-sixth book.