Clash moves skilfully between the comfortable world of the Bloomsbury artistic set and the poverty-stricken communities of the Yorkshire coalfields. The momentous events of the period are unfolded around the life of Joan Craig, a young trade union official torn between her commitment to the workers’ cause and her romantic love for a man not sharing her socialist ideals. The book raises questions about the relationship between the personal and the political and the public and the private that still resonate today.
This is the first critical edition of Wilkinson's novel. It is edited, with an introduction and notes, by Ian Haywood and Maroula Joannou.
lan Haywood is Reader in English at the University of Surrey, Roehampton. Maroula Joannou is Senior Lecturer in English and Women's Studies at Anglia Polytechnic University, in Cambridge.
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