Ellen Wilkinson was an all too rare working class, female voice from early 20th century literature. As one of the first ever women MPs and cabinet members, she is better known as a political pioneer.

Wilkinson’s political romance ‘Clash’ is set during the General Strike It looks at the clash between North and South, work and life, tradition and emerging roles. Joan Craig bridges all these divides with energy and talent, but ultimately has to choose whose side she’s on.

Joan’s story echoes Wilkinson’s own life. A woman with major personal and political dilemmas: Joan is born into a working class family, fights for social equality but is enchanted by the world of ease and luxury represented by Mary Maud Meadowes and Tony Dacre.