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The celebration includes the commissioning of new poems based on the deathbed painting of Chatterton by Henry Wallis, which hangs in Tate Britain, London. A comic book relating his life story is being produced, and a competition will be held to design a new monument to him in Bristol. With help from Bristol Poetic City, we explore Bristol locations with connections to Chatterton’s life and legacy below. Chatterton’s school and birthplace

The former Peugeot garage is a key location on the corner of Clarence Road and Temple Gate, and also goes across Chatterton Street into Redcliffe. Dandara say they are now entering talks with city council planning officers to work on a scheme which could see as many as 400 new homes built there.Dandara’s plans for the Robins & Day Peugeot garage will be made public in early 2022, the company said. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Chatterton Square, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 7PD is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2021. It was first published in 1947 with World War II and its toll on Britain's young men, as well as on those who remained behind, still fresh and painful. a b c d e "Daniell, John Arthur Helton". Through the Great War. 2019. Archived from the original on 23 October 2021.

Great book! I read it after seeing a plaque to EH Young on Saville Place in Bristol, then reading that some of her books, like Chatterton Square, are set in a fictionalised version of Clifton in Bristol, "Upper Radstowe". (I've found an article in the Evening Post archives that suggest Chatterton Square is actually Clifton's oddly triangular Canynge Square, and it would certainly be in about the right place for that to be true.) Deen, Stella (2004). "Young [married name Daniell], Emily Hilda (1880–1949), novelist". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (onlineed.). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/ref:odnb/56897. ISBN 978-0-19-861412-8. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) This was delightful: subtle, funny, mysterious in a rewarding way. I felt reading it that E.H. Young must have had a great deal of insight into people, and poured all of it into this novel. Having now read five of these books, I think this is probably the richest, most satisfying in the series so far. It is a novel of contrasts, an exploration of lives – women’s lives in particular – in the run-up to the Second World War. As Simon Thomas points out in his excellent afterword, on the surface, Chatterton Square appears to be a straightforward story of two neighbouring families, one relatively happy and functional, the other much more constrained. However, the degree of depth and nuance Young brings to her portraits of the main characters makes for a particularly compelling read – more so than that description suggests. All this, and much more, takes place in an England on the brink of war, and the attitude of the various characters to that threat increasingly appears in the novel. Rosamund and her family are only too aware that whatever the cost, this war must be fought, but the cost, as they also realise, will include sending the two grown up boys off to fight and possibly lose their lives. Herbert, on the other hand, is in complete denial and would be happy to make peace with Hitler, yet another indication of his terribly poor judgement.

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He is most well-known for his Medieval-style poems, which he claimed to have discovered in a chest in a room above St Mary Redcliffe Church and passed off as belonging to a (fictional) 15th century monk, Thomas Rowley. Deen, Stella (2001). "Emily Hilda young's miss mole: Female modernity and the insufficiencies of the domestic novel". Women's Studies. 30 (3): 351–368. doi: 10.1080/00497878.2001.9979382. S2CID 143989384. One of those books that would have sunk into oblivion if Virago didn't have to trawl through history reprinting every forgotten female author. It's the kind of slice of life story that was popular in the '30s, only this one was written with hindsight in the late '40s. All the characters the author approves of share the same views (a kind of little Englander attitude full of complacent certainty) and speak in the same voice - obliquely but not interestingly oblique, just infuriatingly unspecific. Here, Young developed an interest in classical and modern philosophy. She became a supporter of the suffragette movement, and started publishing novels. She also began a lifelong affair with Ralph Henderson, a schoolteacher and a friend of her husband. This is a look at a society which is about to undergo great change, but Young’s focus is also on relationships and women’s role. The interactions between the teenagers seem to be overshadowed by what we know is coming.

Yet perhaps the greatest character of all, only ever alluded to, never exactly spelled out, is the looming likelihood of war. It's seen towards the end of practically every chapter as something forcing present day life to take risks or to delay decisions because who knows what might be going to happen in the near future. It feels like an ominous overtone and the book even ends on this overtone since it ends with "peace in our time" and we, the readers, know that peace won't last.

The shadow of war looms over their little world, and faithfully presents the schism of the English nation in the days before war becomes a reality. So many felt that appeasement and compromise were the wisest course -- ludicrous now in hindsight, but very serious at the time. A catalyst in these changing relationships is the appearance of the scene of Bertha’s cousin and erstwhile sweetheart Piers. Damaged in WW1, he is a gentle, intelligent man who has set up a business nearby and sells vegetables to the Upper Radstowe inhabitants. He and Rosamund form a loving and warm relationship. He would like to marry her, but she is forced to tell him that she already has a husband, though he has deserted her. She remembers Fergus with mixed feelings – he was difficult and unreliable, but they clearly had a powerfully physical relationship, which she cannot put out of her mind. As Piers passes between the two households, he provides another reason for Rhoda and later her mother to start visiting the Frasers. This was the first E.H. Young novel I bought, but it’s now actually the fourth one that I’ve read – Miss Mole, William, and The Misses Mallett being on my have-now-read list, with William finding its way to the 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About list. How does Chatterton Square fare on my list?

The setting is also interesting: though current events figure prominently, the run-up to World War II is discussed so obliquely that it was a while before I was sure whether it was the summer of 1938 or 1939. This was published in 1947, so it was historical fiction of a recent vintage, and the take on the times is refreshingly different from more recent historical fiction dealing with this period. I am reading through less known British women authors who wrote in the first half of the 20th Century and this is my first E. H. Young novel. The setting for the novel is a rather shabby but still beautiful Georgian square in an area Young calls Upper Radstowe. All her seven novels take place here, and it’s closely based on Clifton, in Bristol, where she spent the early years of her adult life. If you know the area, as I do, this adds an additional pleasure (not that it needs one) as various characters walk up to the Downs or over the suspension bridge to the beautiful countryside on the far side. He briefly attended Pile Street School but was turned away as his teacher thought he was too ‘dull’ to keep up with lessons. A short time later he would become a precocious student at Colston School, fascinated by the medieval period.This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. He pitied widows but he distrusted them. They knew too much. As free as unmarried women, they were fully armed; this was an unfair advantage, and when it was combined with beauty, and air of well-being, a gaiety which, in women over forty had an unsuitable hint of mischief in it, he felt that in this easy conquest over, or incapacity for grief, all manhood was insulted, while all manhood, including his own, was probably viewed by that woman as a likely prey.” In 1902, at the age of 22, Young married John Arthur Helton Daniell, a Bristol solicitor, and moved with him to the fashionable neighbourhood of Clifton, Bristol. There she developed an interest in classical and modern philosophy, became a supporter of the women's suffrage movement and started writing novels. She also began a lifelong affair with Ralph Henderson, a schoolteacher and friend of her husband. [3] Near to the city’s largest concert hall (currently closed for a major transformation) once stood Colston School, which Chatterton attended as a charitable pupil from 1760. The school had been founded c1708 by Edward Colston, a merchant and philanthropist who made much of his wealth through the transatlantic slave trade, to provide pupils with a basic education and a route into local apprenticeships. Emily Young was born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, to Frances Jane Young and William Michael Young, a shipbroker. [1] Her sister, Gladys Young, became an actress. [2] Young attended Gateshead Secondary School and later Penrhos College, Colwyn Bay.

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