First In The Fight

by Helen Antrobus & Andrew Simcock

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Emmeline Pankhurst stands proudly in St Peter’s Square, but she stands for so many more. First in the Fight tells the compelling stories of the twenty women featured on the Our Emmeline statue long-list. Author Helen Antrobus brings to life the achievements of these radical Manchester women alongside beautiful illustrations by the Women in Print collective. Co-author Andrew Simcock tells the story of the five year campaign to secure the statue.

First In The Fight

by Helen Antrobus & Andrew Simcock

**Offer Extended Until 22nd September**

Save £5! only £14.99 plus £2.99 p&p

Emmeline Pankhurst stands proudly in St Peter’s Square, but she stands for so many more. First in the Fight tells the compelling stories of the twenty women featured on the Our Emmeline statue long-list. Author Helen Antrobus brings to life the achievements of these radical Manchester women alongside beautiful illustrations by the Women in Print collective. Co-author Andrew Simcock tells the story of the five year campaign to secure the statue. 

Be part of the legacy of the 20 Manchester women who changed the world. Pre-order your copy of First In The Fight before September 15th and get your name printed* as one of the “friends of Our Emmeline” in the back of the book.

*Limited availability on name printing, so pre-order today!

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Introducing the authors for our new book ‘First in the Fight’!
Chair of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue committee, Andrew Simcock and social historian Helen Antrobus.

‘First in the Fight’ tells the stories of the twenty radical Manchester women featured on the Womanchester statue long-list, as well as the story of the successful unveiling of Emmeline’s statue in St. Peter’s Square. Lavishly illustrated by the ‘Women in Print’ collective, ‘First in the Fight’ is a must-have!

Andrew Simcock says: ‘I’m delighted that through ‘First in the Fight’ we’ll be exploring the stories of all the women that were part of the Womanchester project and that the legacy of ‘Our Emmeline’ continues’.

Helen Antrobus says: ‘the fact that I am getting to share the stories of all these amazing women is fantastic. Each was ground-breaking in their own way and the impact of their collective contribution leaves a legacy that is felt by the world’.

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Introducing the authors for our new book ‘First in the Fight’! 
Chair of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue committee, Andrew Simcock and social historian Helen Antrobus. 
‘First in the Fight’ tells the stories of the twenty radical Manchester women featured on the Womanchester statue long-list, as well as the story of the successful unveiling of Emmeline’s statue in St. Peter’s Square. Lavishly illustrated by the ‘Women in Print’ collective, ‘First in the Fight’ is a must-have! 
Andrew Simcock says: ‘I’m delighted that through ‘First in the Fight’ we’ll be exploring the stories of all the women that were part of the Womanchester project and that the legacy of ‘Our Emmeline’ continues’.
Helen Antrobus says: ‘the fact that I am getting to share the stories of all these amazing women is fantastic. Each was ground-breaking in their own way and the impact of their collective contribution leaves a legacy that is felt by the world’. 
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