Alice Chapin

Alice Chapin (1858-1924) born at Keene, New Hampshire, Chapin became an actress and spent her career partly in the USA, and partly in Britain. She married H.M. Ferris in 1885,

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Helen Margaret Nightingale

Helen Margaret Nightingale (?-1921) Little is known of Nightingale apart from her two romantic novels Savile Gilchrist M.D. (1906) and The Choir at Newcommon Road (1909) together with the collected

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Margaret Wynne Nevinson

Margaret Wynne Nevinson

Margaret Wynne Nevinson (1858-1932) grew up in a Welsh-speaking vicarage. She took a degree at St Andrew’s University and then travelled and taught before marrying the journalist and Manchester Guardian

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L. S. Phibbs

L.S. Phibbs (Dates unknown) No information has been traced about L.S. Phibbs though she may well be the same person as Mrs Harlow Phibbs, who wrote another AFL piece, The

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Inez Bensusan

Inez Bensusan (1871-1967) the eldest of ten children, she was born in Sydney, Australia into a wealthy Jewish family, eight of whom survived. She appears to have wanted to act

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Chris St John

Christopher St John (1871-1960) Christabel Marshall assumed this name upon her conversion to Catholicism and because she felt herself better suited to a man’s name. She was the youngest of

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Cicely Hamilton

Cicely Hamilton

Cicely Hamilton (1872-1952) was the daughter of an army officer, Denzill Hamill, and born in London. Her mother, Maude, died (or disappeared, Hamilton is evasive in her autobiography, Life Errant,

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Elizabeth Robins

Elizabeth Robins

Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952) born in Louisville, Kentucky, and educated at Putnam Female seminary in Ohio she became an actress with the Boston Museum Company, where she played almost three hundred

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Gabriela Preissova

Gabriela Preissova

Gabriela Preissová born in 1862, in Kutná Hora near Prague. From childhood almost to the end of the century she lived in the Slovácko region of Moravia, where she was

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Vera Filo

Vera Filo is a Hungarian playwright and poet whose plays include Ariel, the Dumb Spirit, A Maid in London, Rob and Tot Just Laugh Once More and Tulip Doctor. “Whether

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Krystyna Kofta

Krystyna Kofta

Krystyna Kofta lives in Warsaw. Husband professor of psychology, son biologist. Graduated with M.A. in Polish in 1970. Novels: The Visor (1978) – (Faustian themes), Sawdust (1980) – (The Stalinist

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Elena Popova

Elena Popova was born on the 12th October 1947 in Legnitsa in Silesia, in the part of Germany that was ceded to Poland after the war. Her father was a

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