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Pat Arrowsmith's writing—novels, poetry, memoirs and non-fiction, spanning much of the later twentieth century—reflects her lifelong commitment to militant political activism. Her work firmly expresses her socialist, pacifist, and feminist politics and often contains a strong autobiographical element. It concentrates on outsiders to society—prisoners, the elderly, the working-class—and explores the tensions and interpersonal problems faced by activist groups. Much of her writing has been done while serving prison sentences.
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2 March 1930 PA was born in a vicarage in Leamington Spa, on a Sunday "just in time for lunch." She was the youngest in a family of three. Bibliographic Citation link.
1995 PA published a memoir which makes generous use of excerpts from her early diary, novels, and poetry: I Should Have Been a Hornby Train. Bibliographic Citation link.
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