, living in an almost completely book-free environment (though their few books included some tattered volumes of Arthur Mee
's The Children's Encyclopaedia),
McConville, Brigid. “Born to write”. Mslexia, No. 32, pp. 9 - 12.
says she became hooked on reading from newspapers round...
Enid later recalled in vivid detail the first school she went to, Tresco, which was run by the Misses Read in their private house. She recalled, too, the most important texts among her early reading:...
From before the time her parents separated, EB
was writing poems and stories. When her father left them, her writing became immensely important and consoling to her, and she began to dream of publication. She...