Why doesn’t women’s work figure in literature?
We went to the Design Museum, mainly to see my daughter who works there, but also to look at the exhibition on Women, Fashion & Power. This cigarette card caught my eye because of the title at the bottom (rather blurred, I'm afraid): "VAD woman'. How fashionable you think her uniform is, and what it says about her power, is not the question here. I came across Voluntary Aid Detachments when I read Dorothy Whipple's novel High Wages. It's one of the very few books I've come across which deals more than just fleetingly with women's paid work. High Wages was first published in 1930, and has now been smartly reprinted by…Read More