Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Friday 8 June
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.