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Description - A Secret Sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa

A Secret Sisterhood looks at the friendships between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor who shaped the work of Charlotte Bronte; the seemingly aloof George Eliot and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who in fact enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge
Through letters and diaries which have never been published before, the book will resurrect these hitherto forgotten stories of female friendships that were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shadows.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781315941
ISBN-10: 1781315949
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Aurum Press
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emily Midorikawa

Emily Midorikawa lectures at City University and at New York University's London campus. Her memoir The Memory Album appeared in Tangled Roots, a sponsored collection that celebrates the stories of mixed-race families. Emily is the winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2015, and was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition. She was a runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, judged by Margaret Busby, and the Yeovil Literary Prize, judged by Tracy Chevalier. She writes for newspapers and magazines. Her debut novel Owl Song at Dawn was published in 2016 to great acclaim.

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