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25 February 2019

E Sharp One

One of our new heroines is Evelyn Sharp (we have a short story by her in the forthcoming Second Persephone Book of Short Stories and she wrote a biography of Hertha Ayrton, the original of the scientist in The Call). She wrote a book called The London Child (1927) and the illustrations were by Eve Garnett (1900-91) of The Family from One End Street (1937) fame. These are children in their local library. Words cannot express how deeply we at Persephone feel about the appalling trashing of our libraries in the name of ‘austerity’, previous generations would not be able to believe it.

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