Emmeline Pethick (later EPL
) and Mary Neal
turned their settlement for working girls into a co-operative dressmaking business, which they called the Maison Espérance
. This settlement was based in Wigmore Street.
Brittain, Vera. Pethick-Lawrence: A Portrait. George Allen and Unwin, 1963.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline. My Part in a Changing World. Hyperion, 1976.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
's essay, which details the evolution of her working girls' settlement, Maison Espérance
(first opened in 1897), begins by defining and describing the working girl. The working girl, it says, is brutally honest, loyal...