List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations Evelyn Sharp's Life Introducing the Rebel Woman 1 From Evie to Becky Sharp 2 Writing for the young 3 Fellow traveller: meeting Henry Nevinson 4 Words in Deed: women's suffrage 5 Working with war 6 The relief of peace: in Weimar Germany 7 Irish Rebels 8 Somewhere in Russia: fiction and famine 9 Still rebelling: women, writing and politics in the 1920s 10 The Child Grows Up: configuring childhood in the inter-war years 11 Defying time and the times 12 War and widowhood: Chipping Campden and Kensington Appendix 1 Evelyn Sharp's major publications Appendix 2 The Cheap Holiday. A short story by Evelyn Sharp. -- .
Angela V. John is Honorary Professor of History at Aberystwyth University -- .
This is a fascinating account of a forgotten feminist. Evelyn Sharp was an 1890s 'new woman' who became a militant suffragette before 1914 and became renowned both as a journalist and children's writer. Angela V. John's lucid and scholarly biography brings her back into view, illuminating the social and political history of her era while skilfully weaving into the story Sharp's long, secret love affair with the Guardian journalist she eventually married - Henry Nevinson. Professor Shelia Rowbotham