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Amanda McKittrick Ros's characteristic style is one of finely tooled alliteration. She meant this style to be taken seriously, but it has led to her being anthologised frequently in books of bad writing. Active at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, she produced three novels (one added to and published posthumously) as well as books of poetry, and broadsheet verse with commentary (often scurrilous).
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8 December 1860 Anna Margaret McKittrick (later AMKR) was born in Drumaness, near Ballynahinch, County Down. Bibliographic Citation link.
1897 AMKR published her first novel, Irene Iddesleigh, probably written between 1892 and 1896, though she claimed to have finished it at fourteen or fifteen. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 February 1939 AMKR died from the after-effects of a fall, in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1969 AMKR's third novel, Helen Huddleson, unpublished in her lifetime, appeared posthumously, edited and with a final chapter by Jack Loudan. Bibliographic Citation link.
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