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Bray author Carmel Kelly new book 'Anna Haslam Pioneering Suffragette’ is her eighth children’s book, and the fourth of her ‘centenary’ titles that celebrate anniversaries of historic figures.
The book tells the remarkable story of an important Irish women who died 100 years ago this November. Carmel said: “Pioneering Suffragette is about Anna Haslam, a Quaker and educator from Youghal in Cork. Anna was a lifelong campaigner for women’s rights and grew up believing in education and equality for everyone.
Carmel Kelly said: “She was an amazing women and lived through a time of incredible change and hardship in Ireland. She was born in 1829 and died in 1922. Anna Haslam is buried in the Quaker graveyard in Blackrock, County Dublin.”