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In conversation with Kate Charlesworth

Last night I went to an event hosted by the Glasgow Women’s Library where Kate Charlesworth, cartoonist, illustrator and writer but completely unknown to me, told a small audience about her new graphic novel, also completely unknown to me.

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I’ve never read a graphic novel and to be frank, never had a shred of desire to. Where yesterday this was a fact, today it’s a down right embarrassment. I now know I’m missing out on so much.

The informal ‘chat’ with Kate was a fantastic way to hear about how Sally Heathcote – Suffragette was crafted with her co- authors.  Kate is a thoroughly entertaining woman in her own right, but the story of this novel’s creation was fascinating.

Underneath the painstaking methodology of crafting a graphic novel sits an historically accurate account of the suffrage movement- it’s tenacity, it’s ingenuity and its violence – which I can’t wait to read.

A review will be with you shortly….

This is a site about books and about tea, and how we should read more books and drink more tea. Sometimes, it’s hard to know what books to read and what tea to drink. This is where I can help out.

2 Comments

  1. I picked her book up after it was featured in the British Library exhibition about comics and graphic novels last year. I love graphic novels generally, but particularly when they are ‘literary’ too. Have you read more since this one, and may I recommend the graphic novelisation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass?

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