Tuesday, 19 January 2010
A suppressed cry (Glendinning)
I read this book a little while ago, having picked it up in Oxfam due to its green spine. I didn't realise that it was actually a Modern Classic until I spotted it quite by chance on my master list.
This book is a memoir of Glendinning's great-aunt, Winnie Seebohm. Despite suffering from great ill-health (she died at 22), she was one of the first female students at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1885. I found it a wonderful tale, very inspiring, but at the same time hugely tragic - it was fascinating to read about early student life for women, something that we all take for granted today, but so sad that so much potential should be lost.
Just published once, this is the edition that I have. (You may have spotted that Glendinning has written introductions to a number of the VMCs)