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A Most Un-Ladylike Occupation
Lucy Deane was from an upper class military family and was appointed in 1893, aged 28, by Herbert Asquith; then the Home Secretary, and she was sent across the British Isles, to the dismay of male factory inspectors, to inspect and report on the conditions of women workers. She and her four colleagues had no precedents and no training. Lucy’s up-market family were horrified – “a most unladylike occupation.”
ISBN 13: 9781912362929 | ISBN 10: 1912362929
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