Ethel Mannin

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EM began publishing stories at the age of ten but was twenty-three, with a grounding in journalism and editing, before she began to publish longer works. She then continued to do so with gusto: by the late 1970s she had produced nearly one hundred books, fifty-one of them novels, and the remainder either travel writing, autobiography, biography, social commentary, volumes on child rearing, collections of short stories, or writings for children. She also wrote book reviews and advertising copy.
Black and white photograph of Ethel Mannin, shown from the shoulders up. She is wearing a dark suit over a light collared shirt, and her smooth hair is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck.
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Milestones

11 October 1900
EM was born at Clapham in south London.
Croft, Andy. “Ethel Mannin: The Red Rose of Love and the Red Flower of Liberty”. Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939, edited by Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai, University of North Carolina Press, 1993, pp. 205 - 25.
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Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
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1910
EM published, at the age of ten, her first short story.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
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1933
EM published Venetian Blinds, a novel which uses some events and settings of her childhood.
Croft, Andy. “Ethel Mannin: The Red Rose of Love and the Red Flower of Liberty”. Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939, edited by Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai, University of North Carolina Press, 1993, pp. 205 - 25.
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5 December 1984
EM died in hospital of pneumonia and heart failure after falling and breaking her hip in July of that year.
Huxter, Robert. Reg and Ethel. Sessions Book Trust, 1992.
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Biography

Birth and Family

11 October 1900
EM was born at Clapham in south London.
Croft, Andy. “Ethel Mannin: The Red Rose of Love and the Red Flower of Liberty”. Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939, edited by Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai, University of North Carolina Press, 1993, pp. 205 - 25.
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Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
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