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New book from Hornbeam Publishing Limited

Now available :Sylvia Pankhurst, a Classroom Companion


SYLVIA PANKHURST, a Classroom Companion

by Shirley Harrison, edited by Talvinder Bhullar
– For secondary school classroom use; KS3 history students.

This Classroom Companion, presenting Sylvia's story in connection with some major 20th century themes, offers history students at Key Stage 3 and upwards the ideal opportunity to learn how to assess historical significance. With plenty of fascinating pictures, the text guides students through a set of interesting tasks to evaluate evidence, develop judgment skills and assess historical significance in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
BIC Classification E5N79

ISBN 978-0-9553963-1-1
Paperback 297x210mm (A4 size), 48pp
Full colour throughout

Published with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and in association with the Redbridge Museum, as part of the 'Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst' project, 2008–2009

With illustrations by Nic Watts
Cover image: detail from a tapestry by Berit Sahlström

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ISBN 978-0-9553963-1-1


Born and brought up in Woodford, Shirley began broadcasting as a teenager in 1954 with BBC Radio's Uncle Mac on Children’s Hour before writing for various magazines and newspapers, later turning to books. She is the first author of a comprehensive biography of Sylvia Pankhurst to have had the full cooperation of the Pankhurst family, as well as access to a number of previously unpublished documents. Sylvia Pankhurst, a Maverick Life 1882–1960 was published in 2004. Other recent books include Jack the Ripper: the American Connection (2003).


After doing postgraduate studies in History Education at the University of Cambridge, Talvinder embarked on a teaching career with a particular interest in dynamic resources as a means to effective learning. He is currently Head of History at Woodbridge High School in the London Borough of Redbridge.


An artist and illustrator with wide ranging experience, Nic Watts has worked on numerous projects from illustrating children's books to hip hop album covers, and from educational publications to logo designs. See

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