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Jon Walter - Author

About the Author

Jon Walter is inspired by the power of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. A former photojournalist, he took pictures of the people we rarely get to see, and as a writer he listens out for the quieter voices of those that don't get heard. Here, inspired by the suffragette movement, he explores how it was the everyday decisions of women over their own lives that made its success inevitable. Jon's previous books, Close to the Wind and My Name's Not Friday, were also published by DFB, and have been shortlisted for numerous awards.

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Nevertheless She Persisted

Nevertheless She Persisted

Author: Jon Walter Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Clara and Nancy, two sisters working in Holloway Prison in 1913, find themselves face-to-face with imprisoned suffragettes: women fighting for the same freedoms they want for themselves. Soon Nancy is drawn to one inmate in particular - the enigmatic `Duchess' - and decides to follow her into the fight. But Clara is torn by the very laws her sister has chosen to try to change. She's fallen in love, and yet marriage would mean giving up the job she loves, and losing her independence forever. How can she possibly choose between the two sides of her heart and not lose a part of herself?

Mein Name ist nicht Freitag

Mein Name ist nicht Freitag

Author: Jon Walter Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2017

Samuel ist bei Gott. Seltsam nur, dass es im Himmel stockdunkel ist, die Vogel trotzdem singen und dass er gefesselt ist. Als er vor Gottes Angesicht tritt, sieht der eher aus wie Der Teufel. Und Der Teufel nennt ihn Freitag und verkauft ihn als Sklaven an einen weien Jungen, der gerade mal so alt ist wie Samuel. Fur 600 Dollar. Er kommt auf eine Plantage in Mississippi, wo es keinen interessiert, wer er ist, dass er lesen kann, dass er zu seinem kleinen Bruder muss. Aber der Burgerkrieg ruckt immer naher - und damit auch die Hoffnung auf Freiheit.

My Name's Not Friday

My Name's Not Friday

Author: Jon Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer . . . Jon Walter's second novel is a beautiful and moving story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War.

Walnut Ridge and Hoxie

Walnut Ridge and Hoxie

Author: Jon Walter, James Whitlow Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2016

When word came to "e;Old"e; Walnut Ridge that the railroad was coming, Col. Willis Miles Ponder moved the entire settlement a few miles, cleared a site for a depot, and platted the new town in 1874. Not long after, Hoxie was formed when Henry and Mary Boas offered a right-of-way for another railroad through their land just south of Walnut Ridge. Born by the railroads, the towns have been joined at the hip ever since. By 1889, there was a mule-drawn streetcar connecting the two towns, replaced by an electric streetcar in 1904. Hit hard by the Depression, the towns were saved in part when Walnut Ridge was selected as the home of a World War II Army Air Field, resulting in an influx of 4,000 people. This facility is now used as a city airport, industrial park, and home of Williams Baptist College. Images of America: Walnut Ridge and Hoxie illustrates the boom times and the struggles of these towns through their first 100 years.

Jenseits des Meeres

Jenseits des Meeres

Author: Jon Walter Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2015

Ein Land im Burgerkrieg. Eine Hafenstadt in Flammen. Nur ein einziges Schiff nimmt noch Fluchtlinge auf. Doch der Preis fur die Uberfahrt ist fur die meisten viel zu hoch. Wie sollen Malik und sein Opa an Bord kommen? Und wird Maliks Mutter es rechtzeitig zu ihnen schaffen?Malik muss all seinen Mut zusammennehmen, damit ihm die Flucht gelingt. Sein Erfindungsreichtum, eine streunende Katze und Opas besonderer Zaubertrick sorgen dafr, dass er dabei nie die Hoffnung verliert. Ein erstaunliches und zutiefst menschliches Debt ber Krieg und Hoffnung, Flucht und Heimat - erzhlt durch die Augen eines Jungen.

My Name's Not Friday

My Name's Not Friday

Author: Jon Walter Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This boy has bought me. This white boy who don't even look as old as I am. He owns me body and soul, and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars. Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer...An extraordinary tale of endurance and hope, Jon Walter's second novel is a beautiful and moving story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War.

Close to the Wind

Close to the Wind

Author: Jon Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

A war torn country - a town that is burning. A single ship waits at the port for those who can escape. How can a boy and his grandfather hope to get on board? And will they find his mother before it leaves? When Papa meets two old friends, he makes a deal that could save them all. But this is only the beginning of the journey for Malik. If he is to escape he will need all of his courage, his sense of right and wrong and a magic trick that he must practice till it's perfect.

Close to the Wind

Close to the Wind

Author: Jon Walter Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A war torn country - a town that is burning. A single ship waits at the port for those who can escape. How can a boy and his grandfather hope to get on board? And will they find his mother before it leaves? When Papa meets two old friends, he makes a deal that could save them all. But this is only the beginning of the journey for Malik. If he is to escape he will need all of his courage, his sense of right and wrong and a magic trick that he must practice till it's perfect.

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