Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Williams-Ellis, Amabel
Birth Name: Mary Annabel Nassau Strachey
Self-constructed Name: Amabel
Married Name: Mary Annabel Nassau Williams-Ellis
Titled: Mary Annabel Nassau, Lady Williams-Ellis
Across her long career, AWE
worked as an 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.
At Portmeirion SJ
enjoyed the friendship of both Williams-Ellises, Clough
and his wife Amabel
(née Strachey). She later wrote warmly of her affection for Amabel, though she said that in the early stages of their...
The reviews for this book were mixed. Amabel Williams-Ellis
said in The Spectator that the poems showed a permeating sense of effort not to be young lady-ish.
This novel, dedicated to the Philistines, the Barbarians, the Unsociable, has one of them as protagonist: the non-intellectual, extrovert, outdoor woman Denham Dobie, whose remote South American upbringing has done nothing to prepare her for...
She and Meic Stephens
had first seen the house in August 1989: a building of Queen Anne appearance, with some parts dating from more than a century earlier, once owned by David Lloyd George
On 30 October 1958 ML
was one of the signatories to a letter to the editor of theTimes urging the government to cease testing nuclear weapons; others who signed included Peggy Ashcroft
, Storm Jameson
She recalled in a letter of this month a demonstration which was probably the last official one of the campaign: To my pained surprise I found myself committed to walking in a procession down Whitehall...
Warner and Ackland were members of publisher Victor Gollancz
's Left Book Club
, and wrote assiduously for left-wing papers and magazines. (After the second world war, however, Ackland developed divergent and comparatively right-wing views.)...
also wrote for the Times Literary Supplement and Left Review (launched in October 1934 by Amabel Williams-Ellis
and others), as well as for Fact (a journal whose editors included Stephen Spender
). Her changing...
wryly describes lecturing for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs
, whose aim was to teach the working classes to learn to think and express themselves. She spoke for ten minutes, [s]tiff with terror...
21-25 June 1935
The First International Congress of Writers for the Defence of Culture (an anti-fascist event urging the responsibility of writers to their society) was held in Paris.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel, Frederick Jack Fisher, Wilma Hickson, and Eve Brunton. A History of English Life, Political and Social. Methuen, 1949.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. An Anatomy of Poetry. B. Blackwell, 1922.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. But We Know Better. J. Cape, 1926.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. Clough Williams-Ellis. Golden Dragon Books, 1981.