Mr Darcy and the Suffragette
It took only one leaflet to set Elizabeth Bennet on a life-changing course into the women’s suffrage movement, and one man to set her teeth on edge as she strives for change.
911 London: To those who don’t know better, the lower class shop girls have a rather checkered reputation. When Lizzy convinces her sister, Jane, to take employment with her at Selfridges, one of the finest stores in London, Lizzy meets societies’ prejudice head-on. Especially when it’s delivered freely from Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Handed a leaflet calling for the end of male sovereignty in the voting system, Lizzie thrusts herself into the women’s suffragette movement.
As fate would have it, Jane has fallen in love with Darcy’s friend, Mr Bingley, and when Darcy tries to come between them, Lizzy refuses to let him ruin her sister’s life.
As she has learned, deeds not words bring about change, and Lizzy doubts Darcy is the sort of old guard man to understand just how driven she is to get a woman’s voice heard.
Though, he does test every ounce of her wit, intelligence, and outspoken manner as she tries to convince him to see things her way.