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Beginning early in the twentieth century, Constance Smedley published forty books, about twenty of them novels and the rest plays, children's books, and non-fiction including a polemical feminist manifesto and a book of memoirs. Her writing was only one aspect of her career: through her theatrical ideals, teaching, and practice (writing and directing plays and pageants, not all of them published) it connected with her work in the visual arts: embroidery, illustration, and social movements.
20 June 1876 CS was born in Trinity Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, the eldest in what became a family of three. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1940 The last book that CS published was Peter in Sweden, a novel for children in which a young English boy, sent to stay with Swedish relations, learns how it feels to be a foreigner. Bibliographic Citation link.
9 March 1941 CS died of heart failure at the Old Coaching Inn, 15a High Street, West Wycombe. Bibliographic Citation link.
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