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Pre-WWI Women's Clubs in London: Tea, Toilets & Typewriters

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Frances Borzello seeks to explain the rise of women’s clubs in London before the First World War – and their equally swift demise.

The rise and rise of the London women’s club was a phenomenon of the three decades before the First World War. Ranging from female clones of the Mayfair gentlemen’s clubs to clubs for working girls, they were enough of a presence by the mid-1890s to make news of them and their development the subject of regular press discussion in the likes of The Queen magazine.

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