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Francesca Wade

October 9th, 2020

Square Haunting – a spotlight on Eileen Power

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Estimated reading time: 60 minutes

Francesca Wade

October 9th, 2020

Square Haunting – a spotlight on Eileen Power

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Estimated reading time: 60 minutes

Between the wars, London’s Mecklenburgh Square was home to five prominent women including LSE economic historian Eileen Power. Square Haunting author Francesca Wade spoke at an LSE Library event on 29 September 2020.

Focusing on Eileen Power, Francesca Wade’s talk was based on her book Square Haunting. Francesca Wade won the 2015 Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize for her new book Square Haunting.

There is some disruption to the sound for this recording but an audio transcript of the event is available to download.

 

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Read LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly’s review of Square Haunting on the LSE Review of Books to find out more about the occupants of Mecklenburgh Square. Among them were the modernist poet H D, detective novelist Dorothy L Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and writer and publisher Virginia Woolf.

This post was originally published to mark LSE’s 125th anniversary in 2020/21.

Posts about LSE Library explore the history of the Library, our archives and special collections.

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Francesca Wade

Francesca Wade is Associate Editor of The White Review. Her writing has appeared in the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Telegraph, Financial Times, New Statesman, Prospect and Literary Review. She won the 2015 Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize for her new book Square Haunting.

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