Life as We Have Known it: The Voices of Working-Class Women (BOK)

Margaret Llewelyn Davies

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'I was born in Bethnal Green ...a tiny scrap of humanity. I was my mother's seventh, and seven more were born after me ...When I was ten years old I began to earn my own living.' Told in the distinctive and memorable voices of working class women, Life as We Have Known It is a remarkable first-hand account of working lives at the turn of the last century. First published in association with the Women's Co-operative Guild in 1931, Life as We Have Known it is a unique evocation of a lost age, and a humbling testament to what Virginia Woolf called 'that inborn energy which no amount of childbirth and washing up can quench'. Here is domestic service; toiling in factories and in the fields, and of husbands - often old and ill before their time, some drinkers or gamblers. Despite telling of the hardship of a poverty-stricken marriage, the horrors of childbirth and of lives spent in search of jobs, these are spirited and inspiring voices.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Margaret Llewelyn Davies
Forlag
VIRAGO
ISBN 9781844088010
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 21,5cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 168 gram Emner og form Autobiography: historical, political & military