Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2009

Entries Enhanced

These are a tiny proportion of all the entries revised (131 in total). Run-of-the-mill additions (new editions, new scholarship, sale prices, film versions, etc.) are not listed here.
  • Rhoda Broughton, Bessie Rayner Parkes (and others): Detail added through work on the highly sociable Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Mention of Strange Music, a new novel by Black British writer Laura Fish, which juxtaposes part of the poet's life with those of two women on her family's Jamaican estate.
  • Dorothea Primrose Campbell: New information from the memoirs of the Rev. Adam Clarke, who met DPC on a preaching tour of the Shetlands and whose son's family later, disastrously, invited her south to England.
  • Harriet Corp: Coverage of her earliest book (first now firmly identified as such), Interesting Conversations, 1805, of which her authorship has not until now been clear.
  • Shelagh Delaney: Comments on getting A Taste of Honey past the censors at the Lord Chamberlain's office, from the British Library exhibition The Golden Generation, British Theatre 1945-1968.
  • Carol Ann Duffy: One of her poems was banned from schools as allegedly an incitement to crime: Duffy retaliated with a poem about crime in Shakespeare.
  • Eliza Fenwick: Further information emerging about her later life in the USA and Canada.
  • Sarah Fielding: A new attribution has been put forward.
  • Anne Finch: Mention of the exciting possibility that she wrote the libretto for John Blow's Venus and Adonis, billed as "the first English opera".
  • Frances Ridley Havergal: Mention of a unique copy of a previously unknown tiny book from the 1890s, putting her verses together with biblical texts and flower pictures for each day of the week.
  • Eliza Haywood: Expansion and complication of the entry from more extended use of Patrick Spedding's exhaustive bibliography.
  • P. D. James: Her latest novel has drawn a special kind of comment because of her age: eighty-eight.
  • Bryony Lavery: Her stage adaptation of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber.
  • Doris Lessing: Account of her Nobel Prize speech.
  • L. M. Montgomery: Her grand-daughter's revelation that depression led her to suicide.
  • E. Nesbit: Mention of a tiny, undated, illustrated book-cum-greeting-card published by Raphael Tuck, undated, containing a poem by her.
  • George Orwell: The annual Orwell Prize, and the posting of his second world war diaries as a blog.
  • Timberlake Wertenbaker: Additions on both her extraordinary parents, and her father's death.