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No Ordinary WomanThe Life of Edith Penrose$
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Angela Penrose

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198753940

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198753940.001.0001

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‘What is there for me to do?’

‘What is there for me to do?’

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No Ordinary Woman

Angela Penrose

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Edith experienced difficulties in adjusting to small-town life after Berkeley, as expressed in letters to E. F. Penrose. The chapter discusses E. F. Penrose’s early life in Cornwall, World War I, and later work in Japan. Meanwhile, Edith and her husband David moved to Williams to set up David’s law practice, campaigning for him to become district attorney. Edith became pregnant but whilst visiting her parents in Sacramento David was shot dead in a hunting accident. The local press covered the death and investigation in which the killer was identified but there was no prosecution. Edith went to live with her parents and gave birth to a son, David, in February 1938, five months after her husband’s death.

Keywords:   Berkeley, E. F. Penrose, Colusa, Sacramento Valley, International Labour Organization, David Denhardt, hunting accident

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