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What Not

A Prophetic Comedy

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Author: Rose Macaulay
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,506 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,998
Added to site: 2011.07.19 30431

The book is written as a prophecy describing life after World war I. Rose Macaulay herself was an intellectual, a pacifist and a member of the Peace Pledge Union.

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ater in this narrative.


Oxford Circus. The hub of the world, where seething mobs fought on the platform like wild beasts. Piccadilly Circus. Lucky people, thought Ivy Delmer, who got out there, all among gaiety and theatres. Trafalgar Square. There naval officers got out, to visit the Admiralty, or the Nelson Column. Charing Cross. There people had got out during the Great War, to go and help the War Office or the Ministry of Munitions to run the business. So much help, so much energy, so many hotels.... And now there were more than ever, because so much needed doing, and hotels are the means heaven has given us to do it with.

At Charing Cross Ivy Delmer and Kitty Grammont got out, for, without specifying the hotel where the Ministry of Brains carried on its labours, it may be mentioned without indiscretion that it was within a walk of Charing Cross.

Miss Grammont and Miss Delmer walked there, Miss Delmer well ahead and hurrying, because to her it seemed late, Miss Grammont behin

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