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Sylvia Townsend Warner

A Biography



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Claire Harman turns her skilled and thoughtful biographer's eye to Sylvia Townsend Warner. Sylvia Townsend Warner was a twentieth century English novelist, poet and active member of the Communist party in Britain. also spent time as a musicologist and composer and lived the majority of her adult life in an opening homosexual relationship with her lover, Valentine Ackland. This biography makes use of her previously unpublished diaries, as well as those of Valentine, to draw an intimate and lively picture of an extraordinary twentieth century woman.

Product code: 9780241964439

ISBN 9780241964439
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS23
On Sale Date 29/10/2015
No. Of Pages 384
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lolly Willowes in 1926, but never became a conventional member of London literary life, pursuing instead a long writing career in her own individualistic manner. This book deals with her life and work.