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No One But a Woman Knows Stories of Motherhood Before the War by Margaret Llewelyn Davies
  

No One But a Woman Knows Stories of Motherhood Before the War

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

Synopsis

No One But a Woman Knows Stories of Motherhood Before the War by Margaret Llewelyn Davies

'I was married at twenty and a mother of three by twenty-three . . . When I look back at the first three years of my marriage, I wonder how I lived through it.'When it was published in 1915 No One But a Mother Knows provoked a sensation - for the first time, working women were able to put across their view of maternity. These humbling autobiographical portraits are as valuable today as they were almost 100 years ago: in their own words these women tell of the horrors of bringing ten children into the world in as many years; of not being able to afford a doctor or nurse; of the physical and emotional strain of bringing up large families with very little help. These extraordinary and inspiring stories of poverty and hardship remind us of the astounding endurance of woman and of the strength of a mother's love.

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'Written in blood and tears . . . I found the total effect overwhelming'
Elizabeth Longford

About the Author

No One But a Woman Knows includes voices from many working class women. It was edited by Margaret Llewelyn Davies, General Secretary of the Women's Co-operative Guild from 1889-1921.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th July 2012

Author

Margaret Llewelyn Davies

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Autobiography: historical, political & military

ISBN

9781844088027

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