This Is A Study Of Working Class Life In Lambeth, London, In The Early Years Of The 20th Century That Is Witty, Readable, Poignant And Fascinating.In 1909 A Group Of Women, All Of Them Members Of The Feminist, Left Wing Fabian Women S Group, Would Regularly Leave Their Comfortable Homes In Kensington And Hampstead And Call On Forty Two Families In Lambeth In Order To Interview Them About Their Everyday Life They Wrote Down Their Findings And In 1912 These Were Written Up As A Twenty Page Fabian Tract Which Maud Pember Reeves 1865 1953 And Her Co Author Charlotte Wilson Decided To Turn Into The Snappily Titled Round About A Pound A Week The Sixteen Chapters, Covering Such Topics As Housing, Thrift, Food And Mothers Days, Resulted In A Book Of Stunning Interest And Originality Which Has Never Really Been Rivalled In The Nearly 100 Years Since First Publication In 1913.
Maud Pember Reeves born Magdalene Stuart Robison was a feminist, writer and member of the Fabian Society She was born in Australia but spent most of her life in New Zealand and Britain.Her father was a bank manager and the family moved to Christchurch, New Zealand in 1868 In 1885 she married the journalist and politician William Pember Reeves and became interested in socialism and the suffrage
- 217 pages
- Round About a Pound a Week
- Maud Pember Reeves
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