Tuesday, August 15, 2006

L.M. Montgomery on Emmeline Pankhurst

In a letter to G.B. MacMillan dated September 24, 1922, L.M. Montgomery wrote:

By the way, I had a luncheon the other day with Mrs. Pankhurst of suffragette fame—the redoubtable Emmeline in the flesh. As I looked at her I could not see the smasher of London windows and the hunger striker forcibly fed in Holloway jail. She had a sweet tired gentle face—looked like some Presbyterian elder’s wife in a country village who had had nothing more strenuous in her life than running the local Ladies Aid and putting up with the elder.

From Francis W. P. Bolger & Elizabeth Epperly, eds., My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G. B. MacMillan from L.M. Montgomery (1992).

1 comment:

~Kathlyn said...

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