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Antonia White found composition a torment, suffered from recurrent writer's block, and discarded innumerable drafts of everything she wrote. Yet besides working as a journalist, she left more than thirty translations, four heavily autobiographical novels, some stories and poems, a play, a fragment of autobiography, two children's books, letters, and diaries amounting to more than a million words. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 March 1899 Eirene Adeline Botting (later AW) was born in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
By November 1932 AW completed the first draft of her first novel, Frost in May. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1933 AW published her first-completed, often-rejected novel, Frost in May; it later brought her fame. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1978 The women's publishing house Virago Press reprinted AW's Frost in May as the first title in the later famous Virago Modern Classics series. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 April 1980 AW died of cancer after nearly two weeks in a coma. Bibliographic Citation link.
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