In Conversation with Ajay Close, Glasgow Women’s Library, Thursday 10 March, 2016


In Conversation with Ajay Close

Glasgow Women’s Library

Thursday 10th March, 2016

6pm to 7.30pm:

Ajay Close will talk about her novel A Petrol Scented Spring with Donna Moore. Ajay’s captivating novel looks at a turbulent time in Scottish suffragette history and portrays the real people on both sides of the Scottish struggle for votes for women.

In the summer of 1914 Perth Prison held Scotland’s most militant suffragettes, women determined to fight for their rights with any weapon to hand: fire, bombs, even their own bodies. But they met their ruthless match in prison doctor Hugh Ferguson Watson. This led to protests across Scotland. Thousands of suffragettes picketed the Perth prison gates, and disrupted local church services and cinema screenings.  There were even rumours of a plot to bomb the doctor’s house.

Ajay will read from her book, talk about the Scottish suffragettes and their treatment in Perth Prison and discuss what makes the suffragettes relevant to us now.


Further information and booking details

The Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP

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