No Surrender – Rickard Sisters
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COMING 10 NOVEMBER from SelfMadeHero…


A graphic adaptation of No Surrender by Constance Maud


This sumptuous and faithful graphic novel brings to life the exciting 1911 suffrage classic No Surrender. This story of gender, class, the ethics of civil disobedience and the right to be equal before the law offers an accessible, entertaining and rewarding read to a new generation.


Jenny Clegg is a Lancashire mill-hand with dreams of equality and freedom. Along with friends from every walk of life, she brings the fight to the Prime Minister’s door – and suffers for her cause. Written by a Suffragette from the heat of the battle, this novel is a vivid social record of a tumultuous era, told through the lives of a broad cast of powerful characters.


Anyone who enjoyed The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists will find No Surrender to be a perfect sister-volume, both in the authenticity of the adaptation and the historical sensitivity, humour and warmth of Scarlett’s art.


SelfMadeHero is the UK’s leading independent publisher of graphic novels, producing groundbreaking and beautiful books from around the globe, with a strong reputation for nurturing diverse talent and high production values. We are proud to have worked with them to produce this shelf-mate for The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and to have worked again with our wonderful editor David Hine, who continues to encourage, indulge and improve us no end.


No Surrender was first published in 1911, the year women across the country boycotted the British census by spoiling forms with the words “I don’t count so I won’t be counted” and “no persons here, only women.” Pioneering Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison loved it, pronouncing that it “breathes the very spirit of our women’s movement” – a spirit that lives on in this new graphic novel edition.


No Surrender will be published in November 2022 – watch this space!