First published in 1963, Pethick-Lawrence is a detailed biography of the life and career of Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence.
Written by Vera Brittain, a close friend of Pethick-Lawrence during the last twenty-five years of his life, the book is a thorough and affectionate record of his personality and achievements. It makes extensive use of Pethick-Lawrence’s well-organised personal papers to provide a detailed account of his activities, both public and private, and traces his life from birth, through his schooling, his meeting with Emmeline and involvement with the suffrage movement, his political career and role as Secretary of State for India, his marriage to Helen, and his death in 1961.
Pethick-Lawrence is a personal view into the life of Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence, and twentieth-century society and politics.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Suffragist; 1: Son of Fortune; 2: Conversion; 3: 'Sister of the People'; 4: A Partnership Begun; 5: The Young Editor; 6: The Pankhursts in Orbit; 7: Revolt Against Submission; 8: Dominant Trio; 9: The Old Bailey; 10: Aftermath; Part II: The Socialist; 11: The Four Years' War; 12: Would-be Politician; 13: Parliamentary Apprenticeship; 14: Junior Minister; 15: After the Blizzard; 16: Home to Edinburgh; 17: The Six Years' War; 18: The Day the War Ended; Part III: The Statesman; 19: The Indian Story, 1900-1945; 20: Traveller to an Appointed Bourne; 21: The Cabinet Mission; 22: Persons and Problems in Delhi and Simla; 23: Ordeal by Frustration; 24: The Price of Achievement; 25: Rough Road to Independence; 26: India's Tryst with Destiny; 27: A Partnership Ends; 28: The Long Afterglow (1); 29: The Long Afterglow (2); 30: Requiescat; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Index