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LSE Lit Fest 2017 book review: Red Ellen: the life of Ellen Wilkinson, socialist, feminist, internationalist by Laura Beers

Williams, Katherine (2017) LSE Lit Fest 2017 book review: Red Ellen: the life of Ellen Wilkinson, socialist, feminist, internationalist by Laura Beers. LSE Review of Books (21 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist, Laura Beers presents a dynamic account of the life of Ellen Wilkinson, a working-class girl from Manchester turned humanitarian, campaigner and politician. Beers’s book offers an insight into Wilkinson’s sometimes controversial life and a period of British history when young people from all walks of life were driven by the desire to enact social change, both at home and abroad. Katherine Williams recommends this book to those interested in the history of the radical left in the UK, social history and, of course, Ellen Wilkinson herself. On Friday 24 February, author Laura Beers will be speaking about her new biography of Ellen Wilkinson for the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2017. This year’s theme is Revolutions – not only marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, but also other anniversaries of revolutions in literature, international relations, politics, religion and science. Tickets to all events are free and available here.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 12:39
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75648

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