According to her biographer Pam Hirsh, Phyllis Bottome is “a literary insider’s tip, a gem waiting to be discovered by chance or through recommendation” (xv). From her childhood on, Phyllis Bottome was an avid reader, but soon she would also become a writer: she was an author of novels, novellas, short stories, biographies and an autobiography, but was also politically involved and interested in psychology.
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