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12 November 2018


Yesterday, Armistice Day, a group from Persephone Books were part of the People’s Procession, honouring not an ancestor but Persephone’s First World War writers. So this week on the Post we celebrate them. First of all, the author of Persephone Book No. 1, William – an Englishman, one of the most outstanding novels every written about WW1. Here is Cicely Hamilton (seated) at the Scottish Women’s Hospital at Royaumont. And here is some extraordinary black and white silent film about the hospital: it brings everything so vividly to life, particularly the women slipping over in the snow, and during the scene of extracting shrapnel, one might as well be there.

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