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Book Launch: What Not, by Rose Macaulay

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The Second Shelf

14 Smith's Court

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Handheld Press joins The Second Shelf to launch their reissue of Rose Macauley’s lost classic What Not. Introduction by Sarah Lonsdale.

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Rose MacCauley's What Not is a lost classic of women's science fiction raging against eugenics and extremist ideologies in a new age of media manipulation.

Published in 1918, What Not was hastily withdrawn due to a number of potentially libellous pages, and was reissued in 1919, but never regained its momentum although it notably preceded Aldous Huxley's Brave New World by 14 years. It is now republished for the first time with the suppressed pages reinstated.

Lucy Scholes (The Paris Review, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Granta and managing editor of The Second Shelf), will moderate a discussion about the text. Sarah Lonsdale, senior lecturer in journalism at City University London, will join us to introduce the work.

Handheld Press has been nominated for the Bookseller's Small Press of the Year award, for the south-west of England.

What Not is £12.99 and will be available to purchase at the event or may be purchased with ticket for a discount. Drinks and conversation included in the ticket price!

Doors at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

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