A really good autobiographal read. This amazing lady lived through some pivotal moments in the history of women's emancipation in England, forging friendships with suffragettes and other major influencers of the day. Her insight into the lot of working classes is acute and the writing style superb. Anyone who has enjoyed Helen Forrester's autobiographal books would also enjoy this book. Its a shame its out of print. I had a copy which I leant out and which unfortunately wasn't returned, but can't wait to buy another copy. If you get the chance its well worth it.