Books: Love Among the Statistics

OUR PARTNERSHIP (544 pp.)—Beatrice Webb, edited by Barbara Drake and Margaret I. Cole—Longmans, Green ($5).

Sidney Webb was shy and 31, Beatrice Potter* ardent and 32, when Cupid realized that they were made for each other. Courtship began at the Glasgow Co-operative Congress of 1890, where Sidney hewed one of Beatrice's political articles to pieces and rewrote it. In 1891, thrown into each other's arms at the Lincoln Cooperative Congress, they secretly plighted their troth. A year later they were off on their honeymoon—an impassioned examination of Dublin labor problems, rounded off with a joint appearance at the Glasgow Trades Union Congress.


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