Inseparable Siblings (Clemence and Laurence Housman)
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584409
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Clemence was a younger sister of A.E.
Housman, classicist and poet. When, aged 22, she left her comfortable Victorian
middleclass Worcestershire home to go to London to look after her rebellious,
artistic younger brother, Laurence, it was a slightly shocking thing to do.
From then on, devoted to each other, their lives and creative careers were
Clemence became a skilled wood engraver who
illustrated her own and Laurence’s novels. Laurence became known for his
several series of plays, especially Victoria Regina, most of which were not
allowed public performance by the Censor. Together they took a full part in the
battle for women’s suffrage, during which, to her gratification, Clemence was
imprisoned. When the suffrage movement came to a standstill during WWI,
Laurence turned his energies to pacifism.
This is the first published study of this unusual couple.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||54 black & white|