The Unstoppable Letty Pegg -
Lettice Pegg's father is a working-class policeman and her mother is a middle-class suffragette. Stuck between them (and her terrifying grandma) as they argue, Lettice mostly cares about trying to fit in at school and convincing her parents to let her have roller skates and go to the music hall. But, when Lettice sees her mother brutally thrown to the ground by a policeman while on a protest march, her life changes forever. Not all of the women on the march are vulnerable to attack. Some of them have a secret weapon: Jiu Jitsu.
As the suffragettes welcome Lettice to the fight back, things at home go from bad to worse. Can Lettice bring her family back together and keep her new friends?
Iszi Lawrence is a writer, comedian, and History presenter. She hosts two popular History podcasts, The British Museum Membercast and The Z List Dead List as well as a podcast about Dinosaurs called Terrible Lizards. In 2018 her piece for BBC Radio 4's Making History (co-presented with Tom Holland) was made pick of the week. It was about the jiu jitsu suffragette, Edith Garrud and Iszi thought the story was ripe for a Children's book. After the success of The Unstoppable Letty Pegg, Iszi has been commissioned to write more historical fiction for kids. Her next book is out in the Autumn 2021. Iszi loves history, drawing, and is a dark blue belt in Jiu Jitu. She lives in Reading with
a poet and two cats.
To find out more, please go to Iszi's website.