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Freda Harcourt

passed to George Bayley, but he advised the board to leave things as they were to avoid delays. 2 Shipbuilders all over the country were invited to tender for the new vessels, but the MDs preferred London or south-of-England shipyards. Money, Wigram & Sons and Ditchburn & Mare, both of Blackwall, William Pitcher of Northfleet, William Fairbairn & Sons of Millwall, and Thomas & Robert White of Cowes on the

in Flagships of imperialism
David W. Gutzke

8 New money, new ideas, new women W ithin the brewing industry, Margaret Thatcher’s Beer Orders, issued in 1989, acquired infamy for causing incalculable harm, fatally undermining the historic if controversial tied house system. When Lord Young, her Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, laid down that no brewery could own over two thousand tied houses, some national breweries reacted not by selling off the requisite number of pubs to comply with the fiat but by disposing of their entire tied estates (Courage) or all their breweries (Watneys).1 Morning

in Women drinking out in Britain since the early twentieth century
Thomas Robb

5 All out of money 1976–77 There is a difference between being a charitable benefactor and host to a parasite. William Simon’s explanation of US policy towards Britain during the IMF crisis1 Introduction Allegedly suffering from the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Harold Wilson announced he would resign as prime minister in March 1976. As one close associate of the prime minister recalled, Wilson had simply ‘had enough’.2 A battle for the party leadership (and thus to become prime minster) ensued which the ‘champion of the moderates’ James Callaghan

in A strained partnership?
Sabine Clarke

the concentration of rapid industrialisation in a few key areas, only to have this rejected. 43 Lewis’s last attempt to make a case to CEAC for the development of centres of industrialisation in the empire was a memorandum prepared with F. V. Meyer. ‘The Analysis of Secondary Industries’ stated that focused points of industrial development were the most efficient way to spend development money and most likely to provide an environment in which new factories might flourish. This document was notable for attacking a basic Colonial Office

in Science at the end of empire
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Money, Commerce, Language, and the Horror of Modernity in ‘The Isle of Voices’
Robbie Goh

Money, not merely as subject in literature but also in its very form and function, exhibits qualities of spectral evanescence, fetishised power over the imagination, and the uncontrollable transgression of boundaries and limits, which closely parallel the concerns and anxieties of Gothic literature. Yet it is in the writings of economic theorists and commentators on market society like Adam Smith and Karl Marx that these Gothic anxieties about money are most clearly articulated. Stevensons short story ‘The Isle of Voices’, read in the context of his comments on money in his other writings, is one of the few fictional texts which uses these properties of money to create what might be called a ‘financial Gothic’ narrative, which nevertheless has insights and implications for the narratives of capitalist modernity in general.

Gothic Studies
The Daily Mirror and personal finance, c. 1960–81
Dilwyn Porter

‘Hoping you’ll give me some guidance’ 9 ‘Hoping you’ll give me some guidance about this thing called money’: the Daily Mirror and personal finance, c. 1960–81 Dilwyn Porter Arguably, no newspaper has taken readers’ letters more seriously than the Daily Mirror. ‘Our Live Letter Box’ was a prominent pre-war feature. Some wanted an answer to a question that was puzzling them; some had a point to make or an axe to grind; some sought advice from the Mirror’s ‘agony aunt’. In 1945, when its political stance was probably most closely aligned with the aspirations of

in People, places and identities
Melissa Edmundson

Throughout the nineteenth century, the term ‘uncomfortable houses’ was used to describe properties where restless spirits made life unpleasant for any living persons who tried to claim these supernatural residences as their own. This article uses the idea of ‘uncomfortable houses’ to examine how this ghostly discomfort related to larger cultural issues of economics and class in Victorian Britain. Authors such as Charlotte Riddell and Margaret Oliphant used the haunted house story as a means of social critique which commented on the financial problems facing many lower- and middle-class Victorians. Their stories focus on the moral development of the protagonists and reconciliation through the figure of the ghost, ultimately giving readers the happy endings that many male-authored ghost stories lack. Riddell‘s ‘The Old House in Vauxhall Walk’ and ‘Walnut-Tree House’ and Oliphant‘s ‘The Open Door’ serve as important examples of this ‘suburban Gothic’ literature.

Gothic Studies
Gender, Money and Property in the Ghost Stories of Charlotte Riddell
Victoria Margree

This article explores Riddells representational strategies around gender: in particular her male narrators and her female characters made monstrous by money. It argues that Riddell, conscious of social prohibitions on financial knowledge in women, employs male protagonists to subversive effect, installing in her stories a feminine wisdom about the judicious use of wealth. Her narratives identify the Gothic potential of money to dehumanise, foregrounding the culpability of economic arrangements in many of the horrors of her society. While they contain pronounced elements of social critique, they ultimately however defend late-Victorian capitalism by proff ering exemplars of the ethical financial practice by which moneys action is to be kept benign.

Gothic Studies