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The Adventures of Young Alfred Hitchcock

In a previous post about Alfred Hitchcock, I wrote about his formative years when he moved to Limehouse.

The Hitchcock’s moved from Leytonstone to 175 Salmon Lane in Limehouse and opened a shop selling fresh fish, before Alfred’s father purchased 130 Salmon Lane and opened it as a fish and chip shop. 783 more words

Literary Life

Friday flowers: Kate Sheppard camellia

In November 1893, New Zealand became the first country the first in the world to grant women the vote.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this event, women MPs planted white camellias — the flower used to symbolise support for women’s suffrage — in the grounds of Parliament House. 30 more words


Our great-grandmothers are rolling in their graves

I would like to preface this post by saying, I’m having a really hard time not cussing while writing it. I am so angry, it’s literally hard for me NOT to type obscenities. 496 more words


Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport

Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport; illustrated by Matt Faulkner. 2016.

Brief summary: This narrative nonfiction begins the women suffragists’ history with Abigail Adams urging her husband not to forget about the rights of the women when he and other men were drafting the Declaration of Independence and features other suffragists, women activists and women social reformers over the decades. 49 more words

Book Reviews

Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst's Amazons


I felt like it may be fitting to read this after the Second Presidential Debate between Clinton and Trump this weekend. Then I opened the cover and the very first page proved that it was a good idea. 581 more words


Dorothy Day & The Vote

Written by Brian Terrell
Originally published in the The Catholic Worker
Vol. LXXXIII, No. 5 August-September, 2016

“When one mentions Dorothy Day, one thinks automatically of the Catholic Worker Movement, the religious organization that she founded to help alleviate poverty and injustice.  1,615 more words