"Flowers, fire and fairy tales are the elements that will forever shape nine-year-old Alice Hart's life."
Leeds Branch of the Women's Equality Party will be holding the next in our series of 'Culture Club', our regular book and film discussion group, on 17 December 2020 at 19:30 online via Zoom.
With a slight change to the order, our book for this evening is , The Lost Flower's of Alice Hart, the international bestseller by Holly Ringland.
"Alice Hart lives in isolation by the sea, where her mother’s enchanting flowers and their hidden messages shelter her from the dark moods of her father. When tragedy changes her life irrevocably, nine-year-old Alice goes to live with the grandmother she never knew existed, on a native flower farm that gives refuge to women who, like Alice, are lost or broken. In the Victorian tradition, every flower has a meaning and, as she settles into her new life, Alice uses this language of flowers to say the things that are too hard to speak."
We will also be discussing the film Made in Dagenham. Based on a true story, Made in Dagenham explores the movement that caused a significant law reform. Rita O'Grady (a fictional character) leads the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, where female workers walk out in protest against sexual discrimination, demanding equal pay. This strike causes a lot of public attention around the world and was seen as out of the ordinary to many because it was not in a woman's nature to do anything else other than the traditional family roles. The strike is successful and leads to the Equal Pay Act 1970.
You are welcome to join us, whether or not you have read the book or watched the film.
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Meeting ID: 889 7658 2050
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