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An Unutterable Coarse Poet – May 1900

A correspondent writes to tell me that I am wrong in supposing that Kipling is not a favourite with women readers. She knows of a girl who reads little, but who devours every word of his, and more to that … Continue reading

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What a Woman Should Read – January 1900

In the days of our grandmothers — those thrifty, industrious women — reading was a crime, unless out of The Book. Secular reading was idleness and worse. Women of our class were not sufficiently educated to be able to understand … Continue reading

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We Have Started a Book Club – Saturday November 1900

We have started a book club. Each member buys a monthly or a weekly magazine and one book in the year, and these are sent round from house to house. It is not so interesting as I expected, for the … Continue reading

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Annie S. Swans’s Penny Stories – October 1897

Every publisher nowadays seems to think he has a special mission to publish penny stories and Hodden and Stoughton, London, have sent us nine examples of the series bearing the above title. We owe Annie S. Swan no apology for … Continue reading

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Problems of Reading Servants – July 1903

Many old fashioned people are convinced that servants are not so trustworthy and do not work so diligently since education has become general among the lower classes. Perhaps one hears more of this talk in England where national education is … Continue reading

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