If ever there was a case of a favourite chapter in this book, I would choose chapter 2, Lucy McDiarmid’s ‘Comradeship’ on the imprisonment in Holloway prison of Kathleen Clarke and her two ‘tall’ comrades, Constance Markievicz and Maud Gonne, who at times tended to dispute ‘as to which of them had the highest social status’.
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She is not naïve or simple or weak or out of touch. She is powerfully in control of her own life and who she is.
If Dickens had been free of the restraints of respectability, and able to acknowledge honestly and frankly his own mistress, and his fascination with the underclass of prostitutes in London, this is the kind of book he might have written.