Pat Arrowsmith

Standard Name: Arrowsmith, Pat
Birth Name: Pat Margaret Arrowsmith
PA 's writing—novels, poetry, memoirs and non-fiction, spanning much of the later twentieth century—reflects her lifelong commitment to militant political activism. Her work firmly expresses her socialist, pacifist, and feminist politics and often contains a strong autobiographical element. It concentrates on outsiders to society—prisoners, the elderly, the working-class—and explores the tensions and interpersonal problems faced by activist groups. Much of her writing has been done while serving prison sentences.


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17 February 1958: CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament,...

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17 February 1958

CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was founded at a public meeting in London; it held its first march that spring, at the Easter weekend.

11 May 1963: The Committee of 100 (a disarmament group...

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11 May 1963

The Committee of 100 (a disarmament group with which Pat Arrowsmith was associated, offshoot of CND ) held a demonstration at the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk.

25 November 1982: Diana Scott issued Bread and Roses: An Anthology...

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25 November 1982

Diana Scott issued Bread and Roses: An Anthology of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Poetry by Women Writers.


Arrowsmith, Pat. Breakout. Edinburgh University Student Publication Board, 1975.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Drawing to Extinction. Hearing Eye, 2000.
Arrowsmith, Pat. I Should Have Been a Hornby Train. Heretic Books, 1995.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Jericho. Cresset Press, 1965.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Jericho. Heretic Books, 1984.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Many are Called. Onlywomen Press, 1998.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Nine Lives. Brentham, 1990.
Arrowsmith, Pat. On the Brink. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1981.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Somewhere Like This. W. H. Allen, 1970.
Arrowsmith, Pat. The Colour of Six Schools. Friends Community Relations Committee: Community and Race Relations Unit, British Council of Churches, 1972.
Arrowsmith, Pat. The Prisoner. Journeyman Press, 1982.
Arrowsmith, Pat. Thin Ice. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1984.
Arrowsmith, Pat. To Asia in Peace. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1972.