Previously this book has only been available to newsletter subscribers so I am very excited that it is now 'wide'. It has been substantially revised and has a fabulous new cover in keeping with the whole series.
So if you are curious about how Harriet Gordon came to be in Singapore and are interested in a more detailed look into her brush with the suffragettes and the horrors of Holloway, download THE UMBRELLA now. It is only a short novella but you do get to meet some of the other important people in Harriet's life... and one important person in Curran's!
The short heart-wrenching prequel to SINGAPORE SAPPHIRE - the first in the Harriet Gordon Mysteries.
London 1909: Returning to London after her years in India ended in the tragic death of her husband and son, Harriet Gordon struggles to find her place in her parent's comfortable middle-class world.
The suffragette movement answers the need for belonging until she is falsely accused of assaulting a police constable and finds herself in Holloway ...
Why did Harriet Gordon become a Suffragette...?
Not long after her return from India, Harriet had been walking through Hyde Park when she had come across Emmeline Pankhurst speaking to a large crowd of women. Some, like her, looked as if they had just stumbled upon the gathering. Others wore sashes of purple, green and white and carried Votes for Women placards.
Listening to the speakers, every injustice Harriet had felt meted out against her came to the fore … her father’s refusal to even consider her attending university to study law, her mother’s insistence that education was wasted on a woman whose sole purpose in life was to marry well and produce grandchildren. Even her late husband, James’s absent-minded neglect over the years. The single, simple right to vote and have a say in the government of the country, the future of women across the land, formed in her throat.
“Votes for Women,” she joined the chorus…"