Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Friday 8 June

    • £20
    • Cathedral Quarter Hotel, DE1 3JR

Tables of 10. Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes, cream scones and sandwiches. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 25 May

Following two sell-out events in 2015 and 2016, we welcome back Persephone founder and owner, Nicola Beauman, to talk (generally) about Persephone Books, feminism and whether we should have women-only publishing houses - and indeed businesses - and (specifically) about two ‘Suffragette’ books: No Surrender by Constance Maud and William an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton, already published by Persephone.

Constance Maud and Cicely Hamilton were members of the 400-strong Women Writers Suffrage League; No Surrender was published in November 1911 when the struggle for the vote was at its height; William an Englishman (1919) was conceived by Cicely Hamilton as a suffrage novel but then became a book about the First World War.

A third ‘Suffragette’ novel, The Call by Edith Zangwill, is due to be published in October 2018.

Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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Derby Book Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales Number 1159763