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During the seventy years of her twentieth-century literary career, Amabel Williams-Ellis worked as a highly professional and productive author, editor, compiler, and translator. She wrote periodical articles, novels, and books of information on politics, culture, women's lives, and science: both historical and contemporary, for both children and adults. She is now best known for editing multitudinous volumes of fairy tales, folk legends, and science fiction.
10 May 1894 Mary Annabel Nassau (Amabel) Strachey, later AWE, was born at Newlands Corner near Guildford in Surrey, the middle child of three. Bibliographic Citation link.
From 1911 Amabel Strachey, later AWE, wrote regularly for The Spectator, then owned by her father, John St Loe Strachey. Other relatives, such as Lytton Strachey, also contributed, and she was the journal's literary editor for 1922-3. Bibliographic Citation link.
1983 AWE published her memoir, All Stracheys Are Cousins, about one year before her death. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 August 1984 AWE died in her ninetieth year. Bibliographic Citation link.
1987 AWE's The Enchanted World, adaptations of fairy tales from other cultures with illustrations by Moira Kemp, was published three years after the author's death. Bibliographic Citation link.
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