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Dorothy Brett, or Brett as she called herself, is chiefly remembered for the pictures she painted, first in London and then in Taos, New Mexico, in the first half of the twentieth century. Her one published book is a memoir of her revered friend D. H. Lawrence. She also left voluminous unpublished life-writings: letters, diaries.
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10 November 1883 DB was born at No. 2 Tilney Street in Mayfair, London, the third in a family of four. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1933 Lawrence and Brett, DB's only published book, was released to the American public, to join an ever-growing canon of memoirs concerning the lately departed D. H. Lawrence. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1970 DB, having refused to participate in a festival marking forty years since the death of D. H. Lawrence, drafted the one of several supplements to her account in Lawrence and Brett of her time spent with Lawrence in Ravello. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 August 1977 DB died in hospital in Taos, New Mexico, USA, of congestion of the lungs. Bibliographic Citation link.
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