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A captivating and engrossing new novel on the Suffragette movement, county cricket and the First World War by the prize-winning Anthony Quinn. In the sweltering summer of 1911, suffragette Connie Callaway is introduced to Will Maitland, cricketer and rising star of his county. Despite parting on uncertain terms, they are destined to meet again, their lives inextricably entangled. Connie, fired up by the possibilities of independence, wants more than a conventional marriage; and Will, a son of his age and class, is both attracted and appalled by her quest for self-fulfilment. Spun by choice and chance, the two remain tied together, even as the outbreak of war drives them further apart.