Tuesday, 4 June 2013

In-keeping with the Austerity theme my short story 'Coming of Age' focuses on my great aunt - suitably named Eliza Augusta - who confonts austerity during rationing. As a Master Butcher she had meagre portions to sell.
  It is a timely story as it begins in 1918 when Eliza Augusta joined 8 miliion married woman to vote in the first peace time General Election after the Great War. She got the vote! It is also the anniversary of the death of Emily Davison who was fatally injured falling under the King's horse in June 1913.

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