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Half of the Human Race

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Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn, book reviewHalf of the Human Race is a novel about a suffragette and a cricketer. In passing, it deals with a number of important historical events leading up to and during the First World War, which provides a gentle education for anyone unfamiliar with the era, this act as background for exploration of the central relationship which is at the core of the book.

Connie Calloway is an educated and moderately privileged young woman with modern ideas. She is a rather naive product of her sheltered upbringing, but nonetheless committed to the idea of female equality and in particular to obtaining the vote for women.

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