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Midorikawa, Emily

Emily Midorikawa

Emily Midorikawa is the author of A Secret Sisterhood: The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontё, Eliot and Woolf, co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood. She also co-runs the blog Something Rhymed, which celebrates female literary friendship. Emily is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Her journalism has appeared in, among others, the Daily Telegraph, the Paris Review, the Times and the Washington Post.

Pullen, Christine

Christine Pullen

Christine Pullen is an independent scholar and biographer who has contributed articles to scholarly journals, presented papers at conferences and lectured on various aspects of late nineteenth-century social history and women’s writing. Her first full length publication, The Woman Who Dared: A Biography of Amy Levy, was issued by Kingston University Press in November 2010.

Clark, Adrian

Adrian Clark

Adrian Clark writes on 20th-century British art. He has published British and Irish Art 1945-1951: From War to Festival (Hogarth Arts, 2010); Queer Saint: The Cultured Life of Peter Watson (John Blake, 2015); and Fighting on All Fronts: John Rothenstein in the Art World (Unicorn, 2018).

Doughty, Simon

Simon Doughty

Simon Doughty was commissioned into The Life Guards in 1976, retiring from the Army in 2009 in the rank of colonel. He is a graduate of the Army Staff College, Camberley, and undertook a Defence Fellowship at Kings College, London, gaining an MA in War Studies in 1997.

He now edits The Guards Magazine and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

He has collaborated with the photographer James Kerr on two photographic and textural studies of the First World War landscape: Silent Landscape – Western Front (2016, reprinted 2018), and Silent Landscape – Gallipoli (2018), published by Helion Books.

Simon’s book on The Guards Regiments during The First World War, The Guards Came Through, was published by Third Millennium (an imprint of Profile Books Ltd) in 2016.

Simon’s current project is a biography of Field Marshal The Earl of Cavan, who commanded the Guards Division during the First World War and was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff in the 1920s.

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The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit

By Elisabeth Galvin

Published by Pen & Sword History, October 2018

A ground breaker in every sense, the Edwardian author Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) changed children’s books forever with her much-loved novels, The Railway Children and Five Children and It. Her stories of female heroines, magic, adventure and time travel continue to influence children’s literature more than a century later. Her personal life was every bit as colourful as her fiction. As a cigar-smoking socialist, she was a founder of the Fabian Society and George Bernard Shaw and HG Well frequented her wild bohemian parties. Author Elisabeth Galvin has included an acknowledgement to the Biographers’ Club in this book. She is appearing at the Yeovil Literary Festival, The Johnson Studio, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Dorset, on 28 October at 2pm, admission £5; and at the Richmond Literature Festival Dorset, Hampton Library, London, on 15 November, at 7.30pm.

Johns, Derek

Derek Johns

Stewart, John Massey

John Massey Stewart

Waddell, Heather

Heather Waddell

Pridmore, Geoff

Geoff Pridmore.

Verity, Lynn

Lynn Verity.