University of Exeter

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Education J. K. Rowling
She sat the entrance exams for admission to Oxford , and got as far as being placed on a waiting list. She was rejected after the A-level results came through (although she got two A's...
Education Carol Shields
After highschool in Oak Park (where every one of the 750 students in her graduating class was white), she attended the conservative, undemanding Hanover College , where most of her attention was given to boys...
Education Patricia Beer
From the council school PB gained entrance to grammar school, from which in turn she won a place at Exeter University , where she took a first-class BA in English. Later she came to feel...
Occupation Selima Hill
SH ran adventure playgrounds, an Adult Education Centre creche, and a children's rights workshop. She worked for the National Childbirth Trust , and also spent some time working in bookshops. In 1991, she held a...
Publishing Ann Jellicoe
AJ 's first community play began as a school production. She approached the headmaster of the local comprehensive in Lyme Regis, offering to write a play for the school. When she presented her play...
Publishing J. K. Rowling
Other writings by JKR include a piece for Pegasus, the Exeter University classics department magazine, and another, published in the Sun, about the work of the National Council for One Parent Families (now...
Reception Sylvia Kantaris
Commenting on her own work, SK has cited Christina Rossetti saying that in a poet, the ear dictates and the mouth listens. She adds: What fascinates me most is to discover the curious and humorous...
Reception Marie Stopes
MS was still well enough known in the early 1950s for an irreverent take-off entitled Grin and Bear It, featuring cartoons by Joan Stanton , to be an attractive proposition for a newly launched...
Reception Marina Warner
MW received her first honorary degrees: an Honorary DLitt from Exeter University and an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University .
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
1999
Reception J. K. Rowling
Unanticipated responses to Harry Potter have included attack from some Christian groups, mostly in the USA, which bizarrely suppose that the books proselytize in favour of magic, which is held to be the work...
Reception Agatha Christie
AC , a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, received the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award (1954), the degree of DLitt from the University of Exeter (1961), and a letter addressed simply...
Reception Sarah Daniels
SD 's plays have been staged around the world: in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt have discussed her as an example of...

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