Mrs. Pankhurst’s Purple Feather written by Tessa Boase explores the two most documented sides of the suffrage revolution in Britain. The ‘Mother of Birds’ Etta Lemon and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. Each unlikely rival’s working for the same cause. Boase explores the tense overlapping of campaigns, hard yards in feather worker slums, forced schmoozing in high courtly circles and the tale of two sworn enemies coming together to fight for a common goal. Mrs. Pankhurst’s Purple Feather shines a light on one of the many forgotten and undocumented heroines of a feminist revolution in Britain. Books like this inspire hope that more unsung heroes of suffrage can begin to be further uncovered in the near future.