February 19th 2018

Win a copy of Bad Girls in a Goodreads giveaway

10 copies available, deadline March 7th.

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February 9th 2018

Holloway Prison and the struggle for the vote, The Islington Tribune

An interview with Emily Finch.

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February 2nd 2018

London Suffragette Sites in The Guardian

Jo Griffin explores suffragette sites in London, including Holloway Prison.

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26 January 2018

‘A Ripping Good Read’ – Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, is MP for Islington North – the borough which is home Holloway Prison

‘Caitlin Davies writes with warmth, empathy and humour about the women – some brave and rebellious – who spent time in Holloway Prison. Assiduously researched, “Bad Girls” documents interweaving struggles against prejudice, injustice, ignorance and poverty. It is a call for a more enlightened justice system that provides respect and rehabilitation, the stirrings of which were evident on my visits, as the local Member of Parliament, to the prison before its closure in 2016. The stark mismatch between prison regimes and everyday life in the streets outside points to the potential benefit of increased contact between prisons and local communities. I want to thank Caitlin Davies for ensuring the real history of Holloway is written in this insightful and thought-provoking book – which makes for a ripping good read.’


Upcoming Events:

WOW Women of the World Festival

March 9th, 1.15pm. Southbank Centre, London

Caitlin will be part of a panel on ‘Women Behind Bars: Gender equality and the criminal justice system’.

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Pow! Festival

March 10th, 10.00am. Turner Contemporary, Margate

‘100 years and counting!’ A day of talks, debate, and discussion. Caitlin will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of the suffragettes at Holloway Prison, ‘Bad Girls or Freedom Fighters?

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Jo Good Show BBC Radio London

March 16th, 1pm

Caitlin will be chatting about Bad Girls on the Jo Good show, BBC Radio London

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Stories of Women – Southwark Cathedral

March 24th, 11.15am-12.15, Southwark Cathedral

Caitlin will be taking part in a day of talks exploring women’s history to mark a century of women’s suffrage.

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Museum of London

March 24th, 2-5pm

Caitlin will be part of a panel event to explore the legacy of the suffrage campaign through the eyes of writers today. Panelists include: Elizabeth Crawford, author of Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists, June Purvis, author of Christabel Pankhurst: a Biography, Di Atkinson, author of Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes.

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Broadstairs Literary Festival

April 6th, 7.00pm. Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs

Caitlin will be in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones.

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Haunt London

April 17th, 7.30pm. Backyard Comedy Club, London E2

Caitlin will be giving an illustrated talk on ‘The Hollowayettes: the Suffragettes at Holloway Prison’, and Sarah Jackson will be revealing the stories of the East London Suffragettes.

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Hexham Book Festival

May 5th, 1.45pm

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May 27th, 1.00pm

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Lichfield Festival

July 8th

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Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

October 5th

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