Putting my weakest books to the wall last night I came across a copy of "Howard's End" and had a look into it. But it's not good enough. EM Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea.Or, as Woolf says in her review (printed at the back) "We feel we are watching a mind which is alone with itself..." or "Katherine Mansfield about Katherine Mansfield." Also bought The Montana Stories, but haven't dipped into those yet. Two other titles made it into the bag including a 19th Century novel by a young woman, Amy Levy, offering a critique to the London world represented in Daniel Deronda by George Eliot.
I can't say I loved all the choices made here, but I love the concept behind this press, which is bringing out books that have been forgotten, or are less known, or good things missed...they look for women's texts, but don't limit their selection by gender. So yes, in a time when it's all doom and gloom these women are reinventing. 88 books so far. Online and physical, retail space.