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William - an Englishman.
William - an Englishman. | Cicely Hamilton
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William - an Englishman is a 1919 novel by Cicely Hamilton. The novel explores the effect of the First World War on a married couple during the rise of Socialism and the Suffragette movement. It was originally published by Skeffington & Son. Described as 'a passionate assertion of the futility of war' by The Spectator, William - an Englishman won the first Prix Femina-Vie Heureuse Anglais prize in 1920.
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LeahBergen
William - an Englishman. | Cicely Hamilton
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I was out of town this past weekend and (naturally) found a secondhand bookshop. Lo and behold, I found two #PersephoneBooks that look unread and still have their matching bookmarks.

The truly amazing thing is that I own about 75 Persephone books BUT NOT THESE TWO. 😆

jlhammar Wow, what a find! 2w
AmyG You were meant to find them! 2w
Tamra Jackpot! 🎰 2w
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Ruthiella Now that really is a bookish miracle! 😃 2w
Reggie Love the figurine. 2w
Cathythoughts Great find for you ! 😍 2w
Gissy Wow! Lucky girl📚🙌 2w
BarbaraBB 77 Persephones!! 😍😍 2w
youneverarrived Ohh great finds 😍 2w
MaureenMc 🙌📚🙌 2w
LeahBergen @jlhammar @AmyG @Tamra @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts @Gissy See? Thank goodness for Litsy friends! Anyone else would be all “yeah, you bought a couple more books” 😆😆 2w
LeahBergen @Reggie Thanks, Reggie! My best friend bought a little bag of these for me from an antique shop. 😆 They‘re called “shelf sitters”. I love their slightly creepy cuteness. 😆 2w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I actually didn‘t realize I had so many. 😆😆 2w
Reggie I hope one day one or both of them move their heads for you. 😱lol 2w
LeahBergen @Reggie I‘ll be calling in an exorcist if that happens. 😂 2w
Lindy 🎁🎉 2w
AmyG @Reggie Your comment was spot on for you. 🙌🏻 2w
Amiable What an amazingly fortuitous shopping excursion! 😀 2w
LeahBergen @AmyG Right? 😆 2w
LeahBergen @Amiable It was! 😆 2w
CarolynM They must have been waiting for you! 2w
LeahBergen @CarolynM “There she is!”, they said. 😆😆 2w
Centique I can totally see those Persephones calling out to you! They found their real home now 💕 2w
rubyslippersreads I would call you a “book rescuer.” 😄 1w
kspenmoll They found their true home with you! 1w
LeahBergen @Centique @rubyslippersreads @kspenmoll It‘s my true calling. 😆😆 1w
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mklong
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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Oh my this was great! William and Griselda are pompous social activists, parroting the opinions of others instead of forming their own, listening only to those who agree with them, and believing themselves heroic, even though they risk and sacrifice nothing. That is until they find themselves, quite by accident, on the WWI Belgian front. Still relevant even a hundred years after it was first published, it turns from hilarious to brutal on a dime.

LeahBergen I (amazingly) don‘t have this one! 4y
mklong @leahbergen Really? I highly recommend it on your next #DrunkPersephoneing splurge! 4y
Theaelizabet Marking it in my Persephone Biannually! 4y
mklong @Theaelizabet Awesome. I hope you like it! 4y
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emilyhaldi
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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Feeling very proud that I limited myself to 5 books at Persephone. 💕
Tagging the other 4 in the comments...

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Jennick2004 Those are gorgeous! 4y
Becker I Persephone collection is small but I love mine too. 4y
KarenUK So pretty💕 4y
saresmoore You look beautiful! Grey is a good colour on you. 💁‍♀️ 4y
emilyhaldi Youre too kind 😘 @saresmoore if only you could see my now, sitting on the floor of Boston airport after 20 hours of travel and 6 hours (and counting) of delays 😑 It‘s a much different picture 😆 4y
saresmoore Uuuugh. I hope your misery will end soon! 4y
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture! I hope you‘ve left Boston now 💜 4y
JennyM Beautiful pic 😘 4y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 4y
Reviewsbylola Lovely! ♥️ 4y
Megabooks Nice!! 4y
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ShariEstaLeando
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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No trip to London is complete without a trip to Persephone Books! ❤️🎡📖🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏰

CindyE09 So jealous!! 5y
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EllieDottie
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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I told my brother I loved the look of these books so he ordered these for me for my Birthday! I am so excited... but they are still on my #tbr after a few months 😐 I promise I will get to them very soon!! #giveawaysix

merelybookish Nice!! 5y
britt_brooke 😍 5y
night_shift That's a bawl's energy drink bottle 😂 5y
TriciaO Love these! 5y
emilyhaldi What a great brother!! I‘ve heard great things about Harriet 5y
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Billypar
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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William traveled a very long way to get to me, so I'm going to let him rest awhile before I ask him to tell me his story. Thanks @shawnmooney !!

shawnmooney It finally made it! I hope you enjoy… 👍😄 6y
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BooksForYears
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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#JubilantJuly Day 6 - A Whole New World

In 1913, William and Griselda are married and spend their extended honeymoon at a remote Belgian cottage. When they emerge, they find a whole new world - one that is in the throes of WW1, and they must confront the brutality of war that is all around them.

#persephone

quirkyreader This is one I plan on getting eventually. 6y
Jess_Read_This ❤️📖❤️Persephone Books... love this! 6y
ferskner Ooooo grey perfection! 😍 6y
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shawnmooney
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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Bailedbailed

Hated the monstrously bloated, abstract, Latinate prose. Abandoned on page 12. Blech!

MayJasper Lol! 6y
MayJasper Not keen then? 6y
shawnmooney @MayJasper No, I'm not one to waste my time nor to mince words in saying why! 😂 6y
MayJasper Keep going. I love your honest comments 6y
BestDogDad Page 12, ouch! 6y
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BooksForYears
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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#ReadJanuary Day 19 - Endpapers

I'm a fool for lovely #endpapers, which is one of the reasons I so love #Persephone Books.

On the L is No Surrender, about suffragettes from differing social classes. On the R is William-An Englishman, about the general shock of WW1, with women's suffrage undertones. The endpapers are both from Omega Workshop fabrics produced in 1913 - a year that features prominently in both books, and are #suffragette colors.

AshHisson Beautiful! I've read a couple of their books. Can't wait to the next time I visit the UK to pick up more. 6y
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shawnmooney
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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INFINITY BOOKS (GREAT USED BOOKSTORE IN TOKYO) FIND #6

This was one of the three Persephone Books I picked up. They were as expensive used as they are brand new off the Persephone website, but when I pointed that out to the store owner he slashed the prices by 50%. According to @Eyelit this is the very first book in the series!

Eyelit Lucky find! I've never seen a Persephone available at a used book store... Yet. I look forward to the day they are everywhere. 😄 7y
Caryl Yup, it's Persephone #1! It's a fantastic read. 7y
quirkyreader Did this #Persephonebooks come with it's bookmark ? 7y
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Eyelit
William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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This is the first book Persephone Books published - and what a stellar choice! It's well written and you can tell Hamilton writes from experience (come to find out she wrote this novel while serving in the auxiliary during WW1). This is basically a story about an Everyman named William. Through a series of tragic events, he's forced to shed his naivety and idealism and adopt the disillusionment war inevitably brings. First for #bookisholympics

quirkyreader Persephone books are some of the best. 🐸🐙 7y
Eyelit Indeed they are @quirkyreader I really should read them more often 7y
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Eyelit
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