A Toynbee to Remember

Travers, Joy

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ISBN 10: 1481796186 / ISBN 13: 9781481796187
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2013. Paperback. Num Pages: 285 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: BGH; HBWN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 279 x 212 x 16. Weight in Grams: 692. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This book is based on 500 letters exchanged between Will and Lizzie Toynbee living in Walthamstow, East London, and their son Stan, who was in Egypt in during First World War. The family was well known in Walthamstow through their involvement in the Brotherhood Movement. Will was president of the Marsh Street Mens Own and Lizzie was president of the complementary Marsh Street Womens Own meetings, which had broken away from Marsh Street Congregational Church. By 1914, the movement had grown from its beginnings in a West Bromwich Congregational Church in the Midlands to a mainly nonconformist membership throughout Britain of 1,200,000, shortly before the war broke out. By the time Stan Toynbee enlisted in the army early in 1915 when the correspondence began, Will was speaking all over the country on the government campaigns. This and Lizzies experiences and feelings of Stans absence so far away, form the basis of the 500 letters, which are the reason for the book.

About the Author: Joy Travers was born in 1926 in Walthamstow, London, and after training as a secretary, emigrated to Canada in 1954, where she worked as a secretary and covered the 1955 Ontario StratfordonAvon Shakespeare Festival for The Times newspaper. Returning to secretarial work in London, she married Michael Travers in 1959, when she carried out research work on his collection of rare books printed from 1475 to 1875. After he died in 1977, she donated his book collection to the University of Sussex Library, which can be accessed on the Internet. She studied at Kent University, Canterbury, for two years, receiving her MA degree in 1998. Between 1990 and 2010, she researched background for the 500 letters exchanged between members of a London workingclass Toynbee family from 1915 to 1919. Those letters form the main part of the book A Toynbee to Remember.

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Title: A Toynbee to Remember
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