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      February 13, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM (on various days)

      40 Northampton Road
      City of London, Westminster EC1R 0HB

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      LMA Book Group

      We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided.   "I secretly hoped that the change in the century would bring a change in us all" Kitty Coleman, from Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels "Those women had followed me to the House of Commons. They had defied the police. They were awake at last. They were prepared to do something that women had never done before - fight for themselves. Women had always fought for men, and for their children. Now they were ready to fight for their own human rights. Our militant movement was established." Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette: My Own Story   In December, LMA's Book Group is going to look at two works which will allow us to compare a fictional and an autobiographical version of the women's suffrage movement.   We will be reading Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels, a multigenerational novel which examines the effect of the suffrage movement on two middle class Edwardian London families who are challenged and invigorated by the emergence of the possibility of new lives for women.   We will also read Emmeline Pankhurst's Suffragette: My Own Story, her 1914 memoir which describes her interest in feminism through to her militant fight for women's right to vote, and serves as an essential chronicle of the suffrage movement.   A display of documents from our holdings relating to the suffrage movement will be on display. You can keep up to date with the LMA book group by joining the London Metropolitan Archives mailing list.

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