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Phyllis Bentley – A Woman of Strong Passions

February 21st 2018

JULIA HICKEY explores the life and writing of the novelist and short story writer, Phyllis Bentley: ‘Once upon a time, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a bespectacled child dreamed of becoming a writer. The child was the offspring of middle-class parents. He was a master dyer. She was the daughter of a mill owner who finished cloth.’

My Hundredth Tale

December 7th 2015

MIKE SMITH writes about A.E. Coppard’s ‘My Hundredth Tale’ and autobiography in fiction: ‘…what struck me, reading ‘My Hundredth Tale’, were the truths, about writing, about living in poverty, and about relationship…’

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